The maiden Battalion Commanders’ Course (1-2021) for 23 senior officers of the Ghana Armed Forces has commenced at the Army Combat Training School (ACTS).
The eight-week course which started on Monday November 1, 2021, is meant to equip participants with the requisite leadership and administrative skills to function effectively in a battalion.
The course participants were drawn from Ghana Army (21) and Ghana Navy (2), with one participant from the Ghana Air Force expected to join.
The course package includes Contemporary Threats & Warfare, Command, Operations, Administration and Training, and Crisis Management Training with resource persons expected to be drawn from both civil organizations and the Ghana Armed Forces.
Opening the course at the Buchanan Hall at the Army Training Command (ATRAC), Brigadier General Barima Brako Owusu, Commander of ATRAC said the idea for the course was initiated by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) to fill the gap between the Ghana Armed Forces Senior Division programme for senior officers and their War College Courses abroad.
He said until a War College is established in Ghana the Battalion Commanders Course would be the highest course of its kind in the country.
As pioneers and pacesetters of the course, he advised students to set the bar high for others to follow taking into account potential administrative challenges they might encounter during the course.
He admonished students to use the opportunity to learn as their diligent performance on the course would bear on their professional military careers.