The Army Training Command (ATRAC) has organized a closing ceremony for the maiden Battalion Commanders Course 1-21 on 23 December 2021 at Buchanan Hall, Teshie. 

The eight weeks course which started on Friday 29 October 2021 saw 24 Senior Officers from the service participating; 22 drawn from the Ghana Army and 2 from the Ghana Navy was aimed at equipping participants with leadership and administrative skills to function effectively at their various units.

They were taken through models such as Command and Leadership, Counter Insurgency Operations, Counter Terrorism, Intelligence and Security, Peace Support Operations, Military Law, and Social Issues with the help of resource persons drawn from civil organizations and the Ghana Armed Forces.

Commander ATRAC, Brigadier General Barimah Brako Owusu, commended some serving senior Military Commanders and other civil agencies for impacting knowledge into the participants. He noted the course was designed to enrich the professional knowledge of participants and hopes the lessons taught would be put to good use in the field of work.

He thanked the guest of honor, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Thomas Oppong- Peprah for the developmental projects for the school and also the advice he gave the students during his guest lecture. 

Maj Gen T Oppong – Peprah said the course was organized to deepen Senior Officer’s knowledge to command, train, and administer a battle group in insurgency operations and peace support operations. The importance of the course he said cannot be underestimated because it has been adopted as one of the discipline courses in the GAF irrespective of one’s field of specialty.

The COAS entreated participants to serve as examples since it was the only effective way to exercise morale authority over them.