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Command and Staff Course and Basic Command and Staff Course

Command and Staff Course

Performs tasks related to planning, organization and implementation of the Course Program Content for the officers from the Ministry of Defence, General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia and the armed forces of foreign countries.


Aim of the course

The aim of Command and Staff Course is to enable officers to command tactical units of the battalion-level branch – service and to perform staff duties in the brigade-level commands, as well as other duties in higher commands of the Armed Forces of Serbia and the organizational units of the Ministry of Defence, within the missions and tasks arising from the doctrinal and normative documents in defence of the Republic of Serbia.

Tasks of the course:
  • Familiarization of officers with:
    • modern systems of collective security and the specifics of military operations and operations doctrine, organization and use of tactical and operational formations (units) of the armed forces of foreign countries and military alliances and
    • the achieved level and directions of development and modernization of the armed service, branch and service.
  • Expansion of theoretical knowledge about:
    • current and potential risks of threatening peace in the world;
    • potential challenges, risks and threats to the country’s security;
    • contents of doctrinal and normative documents in defence of the Republic of Serbia;
    • missions and tasks of the Armed Forces;
    • the theory of tactics and theoretical basis of operations, military strategy and military logistics and
    • theoretical basis of scientific and technical areas within the career type.
  • Training of officers for:
    • solving tactical problems, independently and in teams;
    • commanding tactical units of the battalion-level branch – service, with the creative application of doctrines and rules of engagement;
    • participation in the activities of commands of both tactical and operational level in preparing, organizing and executing missions and tasks of the Armed Forces;
    • decision-making during design and execution of operations;
    • enforcing standards and procedures that would enable interoperability, in accordance with the projected accession to contemporary security integrations;
    • organization of civilian-military cooperation at the tactical level;
    • evaluating and reporting on the status of operational and functional capabilities of tactical units (formations);
    • management of training system, control and skill evaluation and
    • solving problems within the scope of activities in the type of career.
  • Maintenance and further development of psychophysical abilities of officers required for successful performance of duties they are trained for.

Enrollment Prerequisites


Command and Staff Course is an intermediate level of command and staff training of officers. As a rule, it is organized and implemented as a regular training. In the Command and Staff Course, officers are trained for specific types of careers.

Prerequisites (criteria) for selection and enrollment are defined by those in charge of planning. Candidates to be admitted to the Command and Staff Course are officers of the Armed Forces and the MoD who meet the pre-defined criteria.

Members of foreign armed forces are admitted to the course in accordance with the regulations that define education and training of foreign citizens in the institutions and units of the MoD and the Armed Forces and the agreements reached.


Structure of the Course program

SerialEducational areasSubjectsTotal number of classes per area
 1.General Education

1. English
2. Organizational Behavior
3. Project Management

151
2.Military Professional Education4. Methodology of Military Sciences
5. Basics of Military Strategy
6. Command and Control
7. Tactics
8. Operations
9. Military Geography
10. Military Logistics
11. Logistics (Logistics Department)
12. Defence of written assignment
970
3.
Physical Education13. Physical Training64
T o t a l1185

Phone: +381 11 2063-944


 

 

Basic Command and Staff Course

Performs tasks related to planning, organization and implementation of the Course Program Content for the officers from the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Armed Forces of Serbia.
 

Aim of the course

The aim of Basic Command and Staff Course is to enable officers to perform duties assigned to the positions of company-battery commanders and staff officers in battalion commands.


Tasks of the course:

  • Familiarization of officers with:
    • core activities and procedures of a commander of a company, battery, group of ships and aviation squad (hereinafter referred to as: company commander) in the implementation of missions and tasks of the Armed Forces with a focus on preparing, organizing and executing combat actions;
    • core activities and procedures of the company commander in planning, organizing and carrying out training in peace and war;
    • core activities and procedures of the company commander in planning, organizing and carrying out mobilization and
    • proper keeping records relating to teaching and technical documentation and using training material basis.
  • Renewal and extension of theoretical knowledge about:
    • command-information, combat and technical systems;
    • achieved level and directions of development and modernization of armed service, branch and service;
    • logistic support to basic tactical unit;
    • contents of doctrinal and normative documents in defence of the Republic of Serbia and
    • missions and tasks of the Armed Forces.
  • Training of officers for:
    • solving tactical problems, independently and in teams;
    • commanding tactical units of the company-level branch – service, in the implementation of assigned tasks within the mission of the Armed Forces;
    • participation in the activities of tactical level commands in preparing, organizing and executing missions and tasks within the missions of the Armed Forces;
    • planning, organizing and conducting training of soldiers and basic tactical units (formations) in peace and war;
    • operation and technical maintenance of ordnance, material resources and equipment of a company;
    • evaluating and reporting on the status of operational and functional capabilities of tactical units (formations) and
    • management of training system, control and skill evaluation.
  • Maintenance and further development of psychophysical abilities of officers required for successful performance of duties they are trained for.

Enrollment Prerequisites

Basic Command and Staff Course is the first-level officer career development within the branch – service.

The prerequisite to be admitted to the course is to complete the Military Academy or four-year undergraduate studies.

 
Structure of the Course Program
 
SerialEducational areasSubjectsTotal number of classes per area
 1.Military Professional Education

1. Command and Control
2. Branch Tactics
3. Command and Information Systems
4. Logistics

239-288
2.Professional and Specialist TrainingProfessional and Specialist Subjects42-91
3.
Physical EducationPhysical Training30
T o t a l360
 
Phone: +381 11 2063-944
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