COMMAND AND STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE (CSTI)
Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) is the highest training institution within BAF where junior &mid-level officers of all branches are trained on command and staff functions. This unit conducts three Junior Command and Staff Course(JCSC) in a year where BAF student officers including officers from friendly foreign and sister services participate. The institute also conducts Individual Study School Program(ISSP) throughout the year as a correspondence course for junior officers to qualify them for substantive promotion to the rank of Flight Lieutenant & Squadron Leader. Since 2009, CSTI also conducts periodical Squadron Commander Course (SCC) to develop management and leadership traits and skills amongst the potential squadron commanders.
Proficiency in command & staff duties plays vital role in handling day-to-day affairs in the career of an officer in BAF. CSTI, BAF therefore aims to lay the foundation of knowledge in this regard amongst the junior& mid-level officers. A sound training can help them to appreciate the correct perspective of working environment and set the tone of required level of performance. Providing such training to the officers by CSTI, BAF has already proved to be effective.
The academic activities are imparted by experienced full time faculty members. Learned and experienced part time faculty members also contribute enormously during the conduct of various courses. Above all, the location of the institute in the heart of the Capital allows inviting renowned academicians and scholars with international repute to eloquent all course participants.