Cayman Regiment Officers Train at RMAS

Officer cadets from the newly formed Cayman Islands Regiment have graduated from the short commissioning course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The five Service personnel were set to complete the gruelling eight-week package in August, becoming the first to commission into the home defence force of the British Overseas Territory. Commanded by former… Read More

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What is the Commanding Officer’s Designate Course?

What is the Commanding Officer’s Designate Course? The British Army’s Commanding Officer’s Designate Course (CODC) is designed for commissioned appointed as Commanding Officers (CO’s). Where is it Delivered? The CODC is delivered at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). How Long is the CODC? The CODC takes place over two weeks, encompassing a nine-day syllabus… Read More

Soldiers Probe & Look For…

“The soldiers probed endlessly for weaknesses among their leaders, but they responded to an officer who was assured enough in his authority to be willing to explain why such and such a thing must be done. Professionalism also commanded respect. The soldiers admired an officer who knew his business, who established a clear understanding of… Read More

What is the Centre for Army Leadership?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s Centre for Army Leadership (CAL). It has a combined military and academic team of leadership theorists and practitioners, and its mission is to maintain leadership excellence across the British Army and keep it at the forefront of leadership thinking. 2.0 What is the Centre… Read More

Psychologists & the Training of British Army Officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS)

Research Paper Title Here, there and everywhere: psychologists and the training of British Army officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Abstract The Department of Communication and Applied Behavioural Science is one of the three departments in the academic faculty at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The aim of the Department is to equip officer… Read More

What is the World Pace Sticking Competition?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the British Army’s World Pace Sticking Competition. 2.0 What is the World Pace Sticking Competition? The World Pace Sticking Competition is an event where teams get to demonstrate their competence at pace stick drill. The World Pace Sticking Competition is, or has been, known by a number… Read More

Household Division & Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses

The following is a list of Household Division and Parachute Regiment Centralised Courses (HDPRCC) (as at April 2019): Course Duration Infantry Potential Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (PNCO) Course 6 Weeks Pre-Section Commanders’ Battle Course (SCBC) and Pre-Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course (PSBC) 2 Weeks Sniper Pre-Course 2 Weeks Sniper Operators’ Course (SOC) 11 Weeks Sniper Re-Test Week… Read More