Armed Forces College concludes ‘Exercise Sea Lion’

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna


The Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) has concluded an indoor exercise for students of Senior Course 40 tagged: “Exercise Sea Lion” in Jaji, Kaduna.

Speaking at the event, the Deputy Commandant and Director of the Studies, AFCSC, Rear Admiral Ifeola Mohammed said the exercise was aimed at teaching the students to plan and execute joint and combined operations as well as make sound command and control decisions under pressure.

“This training is done periodically so that when they eventually graduate from AFCSC they will have sufficient capacity to go into the field and implement what they learnt to protect and defend the country,” Mohammed stated.

He mentioned that the exercise would avail the students the opportunity to further develop skills in writing estimates, delivery of mission directives and planning guidance.

He urged the students to sustain the right attitude of working under pressure, which they exhibited during the exercise because it would be required on the field.

The commandant also advised the students to pay attention to the points raised and observations made during the critique session as they would enhance their knowledge.

“These will certainly enhance your knowledge of the manoeuvring approach to warfare and its application in combined and joint operations”.

Exercise Sea Lion is a major exercise conducted by the AFCSC for officers of the rank of Major and its equivalent in the Nigerian Air Force and Navy which includes personnel from the international allies, Ministries, Departments and Agencies.