Army War College Nigeria
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Meet the College Commandant
Maj Gen Bamidele Alli Alabi was born on 21 October 1970 in Ilorin, Kwara State. He had his primary education from 1976 – 1982, secondary school from 1982 – 1987 and higher secondary education from 1988 – 1989. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on 17 September 1989 as a member of 41 Regular Combatant Course. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on 17 September 1994. He served in 103 Battalion Enugu, 5 Battalion Kano, 93 Battalion Warri and 195 Battalion Agenebode as platoon commander, company commander, battalion second in command and commanding officer respectively between 1994 and 2013. Within the same period, he served as instructor at NDA from 2003 to 2005 and Directing Staff in the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Nigeria from 2008 to 2011.
To produce well-trained, educated and inspired operational level leaders for the Nigerian Army
The Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) was established on 28 February 2017 and conceptualized to develop the capacity of Nigerian Army (NA) officers in Operational art including Campaign Planning (Campaign Design) and management of war (Campaign Management) as well as the development of basic strategic skills. The College is, therefore, envisioned to build professionals who are proficient at deterring and prosecuting war, where deterrence fails. The AWCN is the premier NA educational institution concentrating on operational art, military leadership, strategy, and inter-agency cooperation.
It conducts professional military education for officers to prepare them for responsibilities in current and future operational leadership positions. It also builds capacities for the efficient development and employment of land power in complex, joint, multi-national, and inter-agency environments. The College is a center of excellence where participants write analytic papers on key military strategies as well as policies in support of NA strategic efforts and activities. This is in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen TY Buratai, which is “To have a professionally responsive NA in the discharge of its constitutional roles.”
The College’s curriculum is designed to prepare senior military officers for responsibilities at the operational level. To this end, the curriculum attempts to bridge the observed knowledge gaps between operational and strategic levels by developing participants’ skills in Operational Art, Operational Design, Campaign Planning, Decision Making Strategy Process as well as the Theories of War. This was with a view to enhancing the capacity of future leaders of the NA in the successful employment of land power in a joint, multinational and inter-agency environment.
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CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF PRESENTATION ON 21 MARCH 2023 TO PARTICIPANTS OF ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA 7/2023 ON HIS VISION FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY
The visit of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General F Yahaya, to the Army War College Nigeria was a significant event aimed at educating
CDS DELIVERS LECTURE ON DEFENCE CRISES MANAGEMENT MECHANISM TO PARTICIPANTS OF AWCN COURSE 7/2023
LECTURE ON DEFENCE CRISES MANAGEMENT MECHANISM The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen LEO Irabor CFR delivered a lecture titled “Defence Crises Management Mechanism”
ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA INAUGURATES COURSE 7/2023
ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA INAUGURATES COURSE 7/2023 The Army War College Nigeria inaugurated 74 participants of the Higher Military Strategic and Management Course 7/2023 on
ARMY HEADQUARTERS APPROVES NEW LANYARD , EMBLEM FOR ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA
ARMY HEADQUARTERS APPROVES NEW LANYARD , EMBLEM FOR ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA In keeping with the age – old military tradition in Nigerian Army
GRADUATION LECTURE: MINISTER UNDERSCORES HARNESSING LOCAL CAPACITY FOR IMPROVED DEFENCE PRODUCTION
MINISTER UNDERSCORES HARNESSING LOCAL CAPACITY FOR IMPROVED DEFENCE PRODUCTION The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Sen Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora said the capacity of
PARTICIPANTS OF ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA CONDUCT FINAL EXERCISE
PARTICIPANTS OF ARMY WAR COLLEGE NIGERIA CONDUCT FINAL EXERCISE The Army War College Nigeria (AWCN) conducted its final exercise for the participants of Course
JOINING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AWCN COURSE 7/2023
The Army War College Nigeria is the premier Nigerian Army educational institution concentrating on operational art, military leadership, strategy, and inter-agency cooperation.