In a bid to ensure a robust synergy and effectiveness among components of military operations across the country, the Defence Headquarters in collaboration with the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT) has commenced a five-day campaign planning training for Field Commanders and other security agencies.
The course which started May 14 2018 in Abuja, will dwell more on operational and strategic planning. The course would also provide the platform for sharing ideas and experiences between the Nigerian Armed Forces and their British counterpart on joint operational campaign processes and strategic planning with a view to further perform during joint operations.
Declaring the course open on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, the Director of Training (DOT), Defence Headquarters, Rear Admiral Dogara Albehu said the course is apt, timely, and will provide the participants with holistic knowledge and understanding of entire planning process.
The DOT, disclosed that the course was in line with the CDS vision, “to ensure a well-motivated, trained and equipped Armed Forces that is responsive to national security commitments.” He urged the participants to take all aspect of the course seriously, stressing that they have the requisite knowledge to make valuable inputs in order to get more understanding of joint operations.
According to Rear Admiral Albehu, ‘‘the course is viewed as a precursor to entrenching togetherness in multi-agency training to develop understanding and expertise in planning and executing single, joint or multi-agency levels”. He added that the participation of other security agencies was to intensify the existing synergy on military campaign planning, especially, in asymmetric warfare.
In his remark, the head of the BMATT delegation, Wing Commander Jason Vaughan charged the participants to see the course as a veritable tool to further enrich their knowledge on joint military campaign. He posited that the recommendations at the end of the course would further improve joint campaign operations in Nigeria. During the course, participants would be exposed to Campaign Planning Doctrine, Joint Approach to Operations, Integrated plans, and others related topics.