Monday - 24 June, 2019

Progress of No. 60 JC&SC Course

No 60 Junior Command and Staff Course Graduates from China Bay

The Graduation Ceremony of No 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held at the Astra Hall at SLAF Academy China Bay yesterday (10 June 2019).

Air Vice Marshal LR Jayaweera, the Director Health Services graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Officers from the SL Army and SL Navy also participated for the event as distinguished Guests.

This ceremony marked the end of the 11-week long course attended by 27 Officers. It included 22 Officers from the Sri Lanka Air Force, two (2) Officers from the Sri Lanka Navy and one (1) Officer each from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan Air Forces.

The JC&SC is accredited to the University of Kelaniya and the Officers who fulfill the required criteria will be offered with a Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management.

A Guest Night was also held at the Officers Mess to mark the Graduation with the participation of Faculty Members of the Junior Command and Staff College, graduates and their ladies.
The following Officers received special awards at the Graduation Ceremony:

Best All Round Officer
Sqn Ldr LKMKB Alawala (Operations Air)

Non SLAF Best All Round Officer
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Excellent in Academics
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Excellent in Air Power Studies
Sqn LdrKazi Istiaque Zaman (Bangladesh Air Force)

Best Book Review

Flt Lt KBVI Upendra (Administrative Regiment)

Best Public Speaker
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Waqas Haider (Pakistan Air Force)

Best Sportsman
Sqn Ldr LKMKB Alawala (Operations Air)
  

The Minor Research Project Was Successfully Completed

The Minor Research Project of No 60 JC&SC was successfully completed with group presentations being held on 7 June 2019.

The Student Officers in 4 Sub Syndicates researched on given topics and submitted their papers under the guidance and supervision of Directing Staff. The Student Officers used their creativeness in presenting their topics to get the attention of the audience. The fellow Student Officers were also given the chance to clarify their doubts followed by questions/clarifications from the Directing Staff on the researched topic.

The overall aim was achieved as groups successfully conducted their researches and presentations on given topics.


Triathlon of no. 60 Jc&Sc


The exercise Triathlon of the No 60 Junior Command and Staff Course, which is a part of the Sports Module of the course, was held on 5th June 2019 at the Academy premises in China Bay.

The exercise consisted of three sporting activities swimming, cycling & running and Sqn Ldr LKMKB Alawala was able to secure the first place of the event.


Visit to Navy Dockyard Trincomalee

A Course visit was conducted to SL Navy Dockyard Trincomalee on 2nd June 2019 in view of giving the understanding for the Students Officers on the role and task and to witness the Fleet of the SL Navy.

Further, with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of Junior Naval Staff Course and to develop relationship and interaction between military organizations a sports event was conducted with the participation of JC &SC and JNSC Directing Staff and Student Officers.


The Course Visit of No 60 JC&SC

With the aim of enhancing and to give firsthand experience on the operational functions of different organizations, a series of visits were conducted to Air Force and other organizations. The Student Officers accompanied by Directing Staff visited the Colombo Dockyard, Flying Formations at Sri Lanka Air Force Base Katunayake and the Disaster Management Centre from 30 May 2019 to 1 June 2019.


International Humanitarian Law Module

A workshop covering Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) was successfully concluded at the Centre for Studies of Human Rights, University of Colombo from 27 May 2019 to 29 May 2019.



Pakistan Country Presentation of No. 60 JC&SC

The country presentation of the Pakistan Student Officer, Squadron Leader Muhammad Waqas of the No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 24th May 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Student Officer to present about his motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


India Country Presentation of No. 60 JC&SC

The country presentation of Indian Student Officer, Squadron Leader Saurabh Bhardwaj of the No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 23rd May 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Student Officer to present about his motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.

Bangladesh Country Presentation of No. 60 JC&SC


The Country Presentation of the Bangladesh Student Officer, Squadron Leader Kazi Istiaque Zaman of the No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 16th May 2019 at the Auditorium of the Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Student Officers to present about their motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.


The Wartime Application Module


The Wartime Application module was conducted on 14th May 2019 for the Student Officers of the No. 60 JC and S Course.

The Wartime Application Module is designed to educate Student Officers on Air Power Application as per the taxonomy and the contribution of SLAF towards the successful completion of the ‘North and East Humanitarian Operations’. The lectures were conducted in the form of interactive sessions to give the opportunity to share their experiences. A separate central discussion was held at the end of the lectures for the students to clarify their doubts with the participation of all Specialist Officers who conducted the lectures during the day.

The Air Power Module Was Successfully Completed


The Air Power module was successfully completed with the exercise of “Neighbourland” on 13th May 2019. Lectures and syndicate discussions were conducted on Air power and formal appreciation writing prior to the exercise from 7th May 2019.

During the exercise Student Officers in 4 Sub Syndicates got the opportunity to write appreciations on a conflict between two countries in a fictitious setting.  The Student Officers were also given the chance to discuss and defend their Air Plans in a common forum with the participation of all 4 Sub Syndicate members on the last day of the exercise.
 
The overall aim was achieved as the Student Officers effectively planned and briefed the appreciations and air operation plans with the guidance and supervision of the Directing Staff.

The following day Student Officers completed the writing of an Operations Order individually taking into consideration, the given outline plan (a comprehensive plan was given to students based on their final submissions of the exercise).


Practice Dining Night of the No.60 JC&S Course

As per the programme , the “Practice Dining Night” of the No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course was conducted on 30 Apr 19 at Officers’ Mess, SLAF Academy China Bay with the participation of 27 Student Officers including 3 Foreign Officers and Directing/ Permanent Staff including the Commanding Officer.

The function was conducted as per the guidelines on the conduct of a Dinning Night with the presence of the Programme Band in order to convey a correct understanding to the Student Officers on the procedure of a formal dining.


Mock Conference of No. 60 JC&SC

The exercise Mock Conference of No.60 Junior Command and Staff Course, a part of the Administration Module was held on 24th April 2019 at the Academy Conference Hall, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

This exercise will help Students to get the exposure of a conference with the attendance of relevant appointment holders of the Station. After the conference, the Student Officers wrote the minutes of the conference as an assessed exercise of the Module.



Sri Lankan Country Presentation of No. 60 JC&SC

The Country presentation by Sri Lankan Student Officers of No.60 Junior Command and Staff Course was held on 24th April 2019 at the Auditorium of Junior Command and Staff College, Sri Lanka Air Force Academy, China Bay.

The overall aim of this presentation is to avail the opportunity for the Students Officers to present about their motherland in front of an audience representing different countries.



No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course Commences


The No. 60 Junior Command and Staff Course commenced on 1st April 2019 at the Junior Command and Staff College, SLAF Academy, China Bay. The Opening Address was delivered by the Commandant of the Sri Lanka Air Force Academy which was followed by the Commanding Officer’s Address. The Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor also briefed the Student Officers about important aspects of the Course. The Student Officers were also given the opportunity for self introductions.

A total of 22 Sri Lanka Air Force Officers, 2 Officers from Sri Lanka Navy, 1 officer each from Bangladesh and Pakistan Air Forces reported up to now to follow the course which is for a duration of 14 weeks (1st April 2019 to 28th June 2019).