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JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE

Maj Gen E M Kinuthia MBS SS 'ndu' (China) 'psc' (K)

Maj Gen E M Kinuthia MBS SS 'ndu' (China) 'psc' (K)

Commandant, Joint Command and Staff College

Profile Summary

Maj Gen E M Kinuthia MBS SS 'ndu' (China) 'psc' (K) is the current commandant of Joint Command and Staff College. Previously, he served as the Base Commander of Laikipia Airbase (LAB). His previous other appointments included Deputy Base Commander of Laikipia Airbase (LAB), Commanding Officer at LAB Flying wing, and Officer Commanding - F-5 squadron.

Military courses studied includes Chinese proficiency test level II and Executive program in Defence Decision making, which were attained in China. Further, Maj Gen E M Kinuthia MBS SS 'ndu' (China) 'psc' (K) studied the following courses in the United States of America (USA): Regional Security Initiative in Africa, Senior Leaders course, and the Undergraduate pilot course.

In addition to his previous appointments and his professional training, Maj Gen E M Kinuthia MBS SS 'ndu' (China) 'psc' (K) studied Master of Military Science of National Security Strategy in China, and Bachelor of Business Management (Entrepreneurship option) in Mt.Kenya University.

About The Joint Command and Staff College

The Joint Command and Staff College (JCSC) trains middle level officers in defence and strategy at the operational level. The college develops professional knowledge and skills and prepares its students for advanced responsibilities in command and staff. Students are offered defence and academic modules to equip them with the capacity to adapt and navigate the evolving, complex and ambiguous security environment. Upon completing the academic module, the participants are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or Diploma certificate in Defence and Strategic Studies, depending on individual entry level. The academic module exposes the learners to national, regional and international security dynamics that impact Kenya’s national interests. Hence, NDU-K will enhance the capacity for training, academic studies and research necessary for understanding, analysing and providing solutions to contemporary security challenges.

Through the JCSC, the University will train mid-level officers in defence and strategy at the operational level. The college develops professional knowledge, skills and understanding of middle-level officers and prepares them for advanced or complex responsibilities in command and staff. Students are taken through military and academic modules that prepare them to have the capacity to be adaptable to navigate the increasingly evolving, complex and ambiguous security environment.

Upon completing the academic module, the participants are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma or Diploma certificate in Defence and Strategic Studies, depending on their entry levels

The academic module exposes the officers to national, regional and international security dynamics that impact Kenya’s national interests. To this end, NDU-K will provide the officers with the academic platform to undertake studies and research to equip course participants with the intellectual attributes necessary for understanding, critically analysing and providing effective solutions to contemporary security challenges.

The University will ensure that JCSC produces well-trained graduates who are mission ready and serve in various capacities in Command and Staff responsibilities.