Armed Forces War Course
The Armed Forces War Course (AFWC) is a joint services course which focuses on operational level planning and conduct of war. The 44-weeks Course is divided into four terms. Each term is of 10 to 12 weeks.
Aim of the Course
To prepare selected armed forces officers of Bangladesh for taking higher command and staff responsibilities.
Objectives of the Course
The broad objectives of the course are:
- An understanding of the current and potential security and strategic environments within international, regional and national contexts and of evolving military thoughts.
- An enlarged understanding of comprehensive national power, the relationship between political and strategic objectives to formulate military strategy, and their linkage to the achievements of objectives at operational level.
- A deeper understanding of operational art to develop operational strategy.
- A common understanding of the employment of conventional and unconventional forces and logistics environment, and their integration at the operational level.
- A deeper understanding of leadership, staff, management and research skills necessary for the higher assignments.
- An understanding of the employment of armed forces in national development and non-traditional security issues.
The course comprises of selected Armed Forces officers of Bangladesh of the rank of Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent.
The AFWC curriculum is aimed at developing the thinking process of the course members towards planning and execution of warfare at the operational level. The course begins with studies on theories of war and operational doctrines followed by visits to different parts of the country. The course focuses on planning aspects of operational level at joint environment basing on realistic scenario. An ‘Strategic Leadership Package’ is also included in the course curriculum.
Faculty and Staff
The wing is headed by a Chief Instructor of the rank of Brigadier General. Six Directing Staffs of the rank of Colonel and equivalent from the three services are dedicated for the course.