Army War College Participants Understudy JOC

As part of its curriculum, the participants of Army War College of Nigeria (AWCN) has visited the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) with the aim and objective of understudying the functions and organisation of the Defence Joint Operations Centre (JOC).

The 74 participants, all of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and its equivalents, comprised six foreign allied African nation members, one officer each of the Nigerian Navy and Airforce, were led on the visit by the Commandant of AWCN, Major General BA Alabi on the 7th March, 2023.

Receiving the participants, their Commandant and members of faculty on behalf of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, the Acting Director Defence Intelligence and Security, Brigadier General ME Onoja said, the visit would avail the participants an opportunity to understand the roles of Defence Headquarters and other organizations on the security architecture of the nation.

He further stated that the JOC is particularly important for security strategies and serves as coordinating body which also liaises with other security agencies in the country.


He revealed that the JOC has witnessed stronger evolution since 2012 , adding that it was established in 2008, being the war room for planning and decision making for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

“The JOC is also used for intelligence operations which helps to facilitate the CDS’s decision making”, he said.

Highlights of the event featured a brief on administration, structure and management of the JOC with an interactive session and exchange of souvenirs between the College and DHQ.

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