Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College
Coordinates: The Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College (GKS CSC) is one of five officer schools of the SAFTI Military Institute of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). It was formerly the Singapore Command and Staff College (SCSC) but was named after Goh Keng Swee in 2011. The inaugural Command and Staff Course commenced in 1969 and the College was officially opened in February 1970 by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, at its birthplace at Fort Canning. One of its first commanders was Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Wee Soon Whatt. After relocating to Marina Hill in the seventies and Seletar Camp in the eighties, it finally moved into its present premises in SAFTI in 1995.
The College conducts the Command and Staff Course (CSC) for career officers and the National Service Command and Staff Course (NSCSC) for selected reserve officers who have demonstrated potential for higher command and staff appointments in the SAF. Annually, a number of International Officers (IO's) from regional nations are invited to attend the 10.5-month-long CSC. In 2009, students from Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Thailand, Brunei, India, Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America, attended the course.
The GKSCSC vision is: "World Class College, First Class Experience." http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/saftimi/units/SCSC/home.html
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