ACSC(R) is an annual residential (2+15 day) and distance learning (6-week) course run at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) Shrivenham for reserve military personnel at the senior staff level. ACSC(R) residential phases will occur on 27-28 Mar 21 and 17-31 Jul 21 (inclusive), and there will be a non-residential Self-Study phase running from 29 Mar – 20 Jun 2021. ACSC(R) is established for 84 students. Whilst it is normal to offer places to international students, the current force protection measures mean that ACSC(R)12 is restricted to UK personnel.
The course is set at the joint operational level, with educational delivery aimed at the post graduate, masters level. Emphasis is placed on understanding operational art, and the strategic purpose of operations to better prepare students to handle the ambiguity and complexity which typifies the contemporary operational environment.
Having successfully completed the course, the student will be better equipped with the analytical and communications skills, professional knowledge and understanding needed to fill reserve OF4 staff and command appointments.
UK personnel are nominated and loaded by single Service Manning Authorities; no individual applications will be accepted. International military expressions of interest for ACSC(R)13 and beyond should be made through their local UK Defence Section.