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Education and Training Personnel
The training personnel of the College are:
Officers (War College staff).
Visiting Professors of High Grade Education Institutions
Invited Officers (or retired ones) with expertise on specific issues
Invited State Officials
The College is attended by:
Senior Officers of all three Armed Forces services;
Senior Police, Fire Department and Coast Guard officers;
Senior officers of the Cypriot Republic, as well as Officers of allied and friendly countries through decision of the Minister of National Defense.
The training period lasts 10 months and is comprehended as one course. Entrance examinations are conducted once a year, separately within each service of Armed Forces and with the responsibility of each respective Staff. Officers of the Armed Forces who have entered the 14th until the 25th year in service are entitled to participate in the corresponding examinations. Course attendance commences on completion of the 15th until the 26th year of service.
According to ADISPO’s Internal Regulations, the knowledge of the English language at a First Certificate level or any other language of European Union State members, at an equivalent level, is mandatory for the selected officers.
The training lasts 44 weeks, is divided into two (2) training periods and covers seven (7) training cycles, as follows:
1st training cycle (1 week)
Main topics are Leadership – Command.
2nd training cycle (Duration 3 weeks)
Main topics are Military Management - Administration and other military functionalities, Unified Command and Control System.
3rd training cycle (duration 7 weeks)
Main topics are National Defense Policy- Foreign Policy- National Military Strategy- National Power Multiplier Factors - General national Issues - Strategy - International Relations/ Organizations and International Law.
4th training cycle (Duration 3 weeks)
Main topics are International & Regional Operations Environment - Defense Planning- Current/ Future Threats.
5th training cycle (duration 7 weeks)
Main topics are Crisis Management - Decision Making Process - Operational Train- ing within each branch of Armed Forces.
6th training cycle (Duration 19 weeks)
Main topics are the Design, Implementation and Support of Joint Operations and the execution of War Games and Exercises.
7th training cycle (Duration 4 weeks)
Main activities are Study tours- visits.
The overall training is carried out by the four Training Chairs (sectors):
-Operational Planning (EES).
-Joint Defense Orientation (EDAP).
-Security & Strategy (EAS).
-Joint Operations - Exercises (EDEA).
The studies programs along with the relevant subject matters are specified by the War College and approved by the HNDGS. More areas or fields of study may be included, depending on the developments and interests of ADISPO.
Educational Tours - Visits
Informative trips include visits to Armed Forces General Staffs, to Major Military Formations Headquarters and Military Formations in the “Ebros” district and the East Aegean Islands.
Educational trips are made to archaeological sites and museums, as well as large industrial units in the region of Thessaloniki.
A journey abroad include visits to allied Headquarters and International Organizations in which our country participates. On-site briefings give students the opportunity to acquire a more comprehensive picture of the international environment.
The training is conducted mostly by means of seminars and exercises. It generally includes:
- Presentations (in the form of lectures).
- Interactive discussions between invited lecturers and students, both in the class- room and in the amphitheater.
- Discussions in groups on specific issues and problems which reach conclusions and proposals.
- Seminars - News Reviews, conducted by groups or individual students.
- Dissertations on various issues defined by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff and the War College.
- Seminars addressing subjects on international or national security, in which distinguished personalities from the political, diplomatic and university areas are invited.
- Computer assisted simulated War Games and Exercises.
- Educational joyrneys abroad, as well as informative trips and visits to domestic facilities of strategic importance concerning national defense and development.
Hellenic Armed Forces
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