National Defence College

Welcome Note

Lt Gen Paul P. Massao

The Commandant of National Defence College

Message by Commandant

Dear Guest,

Welcome to the National Defence College (NDC) - Tanzania site! Established in 2011, the NDC is the highest strategic learning and a principal training institution of the Ministry of Defence and National Service. The College’s fundamental aim is to prepare Defence and Government policy makers to assume higher leadership ranks. Specifically, the College equips policy makers with requisite economic, political, military,and scientific, international relations and national knowledge necessary for the understanding of the internal and external dynamics of national security.

Whilst NDC’s flagship programme is a 48 week National Defence Course which focuses on security and strategy senior Defence and Civil Service Officers from Tanzania and the allied countries,the College also runs short courses for government Chief Executives, Service Civil and Military Officers.

Besides conducting the various long and short courses, the NDC is also an ideal platform for selected senior officers to gain deeper knowledge and sharing experiences hence, facilitating a holistic understanding of each other's challenges, both during peace and war times.

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