GMA Courses: Ghana Military Academy Courses & Programmes
Are you looking for the list of courses available at Ghana Military Academy? The following is the list of available courses and programme offered at GMA.
Ghana Military Academy Courses and Programmes.
THE REGULAR COURSE
The Regular Course is divided into two parts. These are the Standard Military Course (SMC) which is for a period of 3 months and the Regular Career Course covering a period of 12 months. The Regular Course, therefore, runs for a total of 15 months. The course now starts at the beginning of May and ends in
August the following year. The Regular Course is tri-Service during the SMC phase. The Army, Naval and Air Force Cadets continue with their appropriate special service training here in GMA after this phase. The Regular Career Course training includes 2 weeks of jungle training at the Jungle Warfare School at Achiase in the Eastern Region. The cadets also undertake a week of mountaineering at Amedzofe in the Volta Region. All graduating cadets of the Regular Course are granted Regular Commission into the Ghana Armed Forces.
THE SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION AND SPECIAL DUTIES COURSE
The Short Service Commission and Special Duties Course is a 6 month course run for direct entry Professionals and servicemen whose services are required by the Armed Forces as specialist officers. The course leads to a Short Service/Special Duties Commission in the Armed Forces. With the revised training regime, the course starts in February and ends in August the same year.
SPECIAL MEDICAL INTAKE
The training package is a compressed form or the Short Service Commission and Special duties Course. It involves twelve (12) weeks standard military training aimed at improving the military bearing, physical fitness, and leadership qualities among other virtues, in the officer cadets.
The training is made up of a four (4) week “Ginger” and an eight week post “Ginger” period. It includes classroom lessons and field exercises at Bundase, aburi Mountains, and the Michel Camp-Zenu-katamanso-Gbatsona general areas. Other tactical exercises are held in the Michel camp plains to rehearse the cadets in conventional Warfare. Introduction to jungle Operations is done at the Jungle warfare school at Achiase.
Barracks lessons covers tutorials in Drill, Fundamental officer Training, Leadership Training, Tactics, Physical Training, Skill at Arms, Field Craft, Service writing, Military Law, Map Reading, Voice Procedure, Organisation and Roles of the Ghana Armed Forces and Administration in Pace and War.