THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES SCHOOLS

SCHOOL OF INFANTRY (SOI)

Mission

To provide training at different levels for both tactical and weaponry courses to Officers, men and women of the Kenya Army in order to enhance professionalism and proficiency.

Vision

The vision is to produce Officers, men and women who are capable of Commanding, controlling and administering troops and equipments in both peace and wartime professionally.

Roles

  • The primary role of the school is training through organized instructional and professional military skills for the Infantry personnel of the Kenya Army and allied nations.
  • The school undertakes to embrace, teach and maintain the Infantry Doctrine in harmony with the other service sister school in conformity with the operational concepts of the Kenya Defence Forces.
  • The school undertakes to embrace trails of new Infantry weapon systems introduced into the service through conducting initial test firing of the weapon system and providing instructional training to the systems end user/operators.

Courses run at SOI

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SCHOOL OF ARMOUR

Mission

The mission of the School of Armour is to train officers and ORS of Armoured Corps in particular, and Army in general, tactical and Technical handling of Armour resources and professional development in Command and leadership.

Vision

The vision is to have a professional, efficient, well motivated and performance oriented School capable of achieving its mission. The School shall remain as the centre of excellence and standard bearer of all technical and tactical aspects of the Armour. The School should be able to conduct and carry out evaluation of unit training.

Roles

The role is to produce technically and tactically proficient officers and servicemen/women capable of effectively employing and deploying Armour resources in Combat in line with Kenya Army Armoured Corps laid down training standards and Army Commanders training directives.

 

Courses run at School of Armour

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SCHOOL OF ARTILLERY

Mission

The Mission of the School of Artillery is to train officers and ORS of Artillery Corps in particular and other Arms in general in the technical handling of Artillery resources and their professional development in command and leadership.

Vision

The vision of Commandant is to have a professional, efficient, well motivated and performance oriented institution capable of achieving the mission.

Roles

The role is to produce technically and tactically proficient officers and men/women capable of effectively deploying and employing Artillery resources in Combat, in line with Artillery training standards and Army Commanders training directives.

Courses run at School of Artillery

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SCHOOL OF COMBAT ENGINEERS

Mission

The mission is to prepare and provide tactical techniques weapons training to officers and servicemen/women of the Kenya Army in order to promote Engineer proficiency.

Vision

To train and achieve skills that enhances professionalism of Engineers Officers, servicemen and women in order to promote Engineer proficiency in support of the Army missions and to be an Institution of Excellency in professional Engineers training.

Roles

  • To train selected Engineer Officers posted to Corps of engineer on completion of their Cadet course at AFTC and later further their training in Engineer Squadron Commanders Course.
  • To give basic Combat to selected servicemen/women posted to the Corps of Engineering prior to their posting to respective Engineer units.
  • Give subsequent combat and specialized training to all Kenya Army Engineer servicemen/women in various trades culminating into the award of class (1) and issue of the relevant Army certificate of qualification.
  • Training of selected Junior Non Commissioned Officers and Senior Non Commissioned Officers in matters pertaining Command.
  • Give further training to Engineer Officers, servicemen/women in civil Engineering leading to the ward of certificate in civil Engineering.
  • Carrying out the setting and marking of all tests and examinations towards the final grading of all candidates in the School.
  • Setting and communicating standards for combat and civil Engineering tasks for the Engineer units for the purpose of regimental training.

Courses run at School of Combat Engineers

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SCHOOL OF ORDINANCE (SOO)

Mission

The School Mission is to equip Officers, men and women with knowledge and skills to meet operational and administrative manpower requirements of the Kenya Army and sister services in supply matters and Combat Service Support (CSS) during peacetime and War.

Vision

To train and achieve skills that enhances professionalism in support of the Army mission.

Roles

  • To impart knowledge on command and control of Kenya Army Ordinance Corps sub-units.
  • Instill stores proficiency to young officers upon their posting to the Corps.
  • Train Unit Stores Officers.
  • Undertaking basic training to all selected servicemen and women posted to the Corps.
  • Carrying out subsequent upgrading training to all Kenya Army Ordnance Corps trades.
  • Carrying out basic and upgrading courses to all regimental storekeepers.
  • Training Senior Non Commissioned Officers and Junior Non Commissioned Officers in matters pertaining to the Kenya Army Ordnance Corps.

Courses run at (SOO)

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SCHOOL OF TRANSPORT (SOT)

Mission

The Mission is to train selected Defence Forces personnel on Motor Transport operations and maintenance/management of the Defence Forces equipment, vehicles and transport resources to the highest Military standards and in the most efficient manner.

Vision

The Vision is to produce Motor Transport operators and managers with practical skills and positive attitudes that will lead to enhanced vehicle equipments management/maintenance geared towards excellent serviceability state of the Defence Forces Transport resources.

Roles

  • Efficient and safe driving of all class B vehicles.
  • Sound knowledge on vehicle servicing and preventive maintenance.
  • Command, Control and adequate administration of both Motor Transport Personnel and equipment.
  • Advise Commanders on co-ordination and economical use of transport.

Courses run at School of Transport (SOT)

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SCHOOL OF SIGNALS

Mission

The mission is to train Officers, servicemen and women on the provision and maintenance of communication in the Army.

Vision

To provide professional and competent officers, men and women of the Defence Forces in the provision and maintenance of communication assets.

Roles

  • Fully understand communication principles for both static and field systems.
  • Plan, deploy and administer Kenya Army radio, line, radio rely and VSAT communication systems.
  • Command, Control and efficiently manage the available communication resources.
  • Advice the staff and other Arms on associated matters affecting reliability and maintenance of Army communication equipments.
  • Maintain and repair Army communication equipments.

Courses run at School of Signal

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SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (SEME)

Mission

The mission of SEME is to impart technical skills for the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment of the Defence Forces in order to sustain mobility and efficient execution of assigned tasks in Defence of the Kenyan Nation.

Vision

The vision is to equip Officers and Other ranks with adequate technical skills to ensure the operational fitness of electrical, optronics and mechanical equipment of the Defence Forces.

Roles

  • Inspect, repair and recover all mechanical and electrical equipment of the Army.
  • Make necessary modifications in line with the existing technical and other regulations.
  • Command, Control and efficiency manage the available EME resources.
  • Advise the staff and other Arms on professional engineering and associated matters affecting the reliability and maintenance of Army equipment.

Courses run at (SEME)

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DEFENCE FORCES PAY AND CLERICAL TRAINING SCHOOL

Mission

To train and produce competent reliable and qualified paymasters, accounts clerks, secretaries, general duty clerk and any other relevant courses according to the requirements of each service.

Vision

To have a school of excellence in professionalism and efficiency in training members of the Kenya Defence Forces in finance and secretarial duties in accordance with the Kenya Defence Forces Training Policy in furthering of commander’s vision.

Roles

  • Training Pay Officers, Clerk General Duty and Pay Clerks for the three sister services.
  • Offering supervisory and management course to already serving NCO’s, SNCO’s and WO’s.
  • Discharging other roles and duties as it may from time to time be assigned by Defence Headquarters, Headquarter Kenya Army and Department Of Defence Camp Administration Unit.

 

DEFENCE FORCES SCHOOL OF HIGHER EDUCATION (DFSHE)

Mission

The mission of Defence Forces School of Higher Education is to provide professional academic training relevant to the specific needs of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Vision

To train Defence Forces Personnel in instructional based skills, knowledge and techniques, and teach foreign languages and academic packages that will cater for the diverse needs of the Defence Forces.

Roles

  • Provision of quality teaching of instructional duties to instructors or those earmarked for instructional duties in our military schools.
  • Provision and extension of training support to Defence Forces Schools.
  • Provision of resource personnel in evaluation and validation of the curricula of Defence Forces training institutions.
  • Administer induction programmes for new commissioned Education Officers and Instructors
  • Jointly with Egerton University teach Diploma to Officer Cadets at KMA and bachelors degree in Military Science to the serving Officers in the regional centres through Distance Learning.
  • Teaching and translation of French Language in the School.
  • Provision of training programmes to those earmarked for commissioning from the ranks to help cultivate the relevant confidence and bearing for further evaluation.

Courses run at Defence Forces School of Higher Education (DFSHE)

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DEFENCE FORCES MEDICAL TRAINING SCHOOL (DFMTS)

Mission

The mission is to provide nurses, paramedical and medical orderlies with training that will make them qualify as safe, effective and efficient practitioners in curative, promotive and preventive health.

Vision

To train and enable students achieve skills and practice that enhances professionalism of nurses, paramedical and medical orderlies in support of the Army mission.

Roles

  • Be able to give total care to an individual as a member of the community taking into consideration physical, emotional and social aspects.
  • Be able to recognize any deviations that might affect the normal human behaviour and human relationship.
  • Be able to skillfully manage, prevent diseases and promote health.
  • Be able to describe personal growth and development and effectively apply this knowledge on patient care.
  • Be able to educate the individual and community on health requirements.

Courses run at Defence Forces Medical Training School (DFMTS)

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JOINT HELICOPTER TRAINING SCHOOL (JHTS)

Mission

The Mission of the School is to train Defence Forces Officers and Servicemen to be qualified Helicopter Crew.

Vision

The school vision is to produce aircrew with necessary skills to enhance effective support to the Army Mission(s) whilst conforming to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Standards.

Roles

  • Provide basic knowledge and flight techniques to officers to enable them qualify as Helicopter pilots in accordance with Aircrew Training Manual.
  • Provide training to Other Ranks to qualify as gunners/Observers up to the standards prescribed in Aircrew Training Manual.
  • Provide command, control, maintenance and effective management of School training resources.

Courses run at Joint Helicopter Training School (JHTS)

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DEFENCE FORCE CONSTABULARY FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL (DFSTS)

Mission

The Mission of Fire Services Training School is to impart knowledge and skills to service personnel with a view of protecting the lives of Defence Forces personnel, properties and protection against destruction by fire.

Vision

To continuously train firemen for the Defence Forces.

Roles

  • Provision of physical security to Defence Forces installations.
  • Provision of fire services to Defence Forces Ordinance Depots.
  • Breeding, training and upkeeping of guard dogs.
  • Overall responsibilities for annual fire inspection.

Courses run at Fire Services Training School (FSTS)

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INTERNATIONAL MINE ACTION TRAINING CENTRE (IMATC)

Mission

To justify the proposed IMATC Establishment in order to enhance efficiency and provide the desired standards of training.

Vision

A fully funded and fully utilized centre of Excellence for Mine Action Training which is Internationally recognized as providing high quality training, Advice and expertise on all aspects of humanitarian demining.

Roles

  • Initially focused on training Military manual demining teams based on the past success of Kenyan demining Company’s in Eritrea trained by the British Army.
  • Medium to long term broader aspect of Mine Action training which incorporate Integrated Demining Concept (IDC).
  • Offer Management and other Peace Support oriented training.

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