GKS CSC's Command and Staff Course (Executive) comprises of following five modules:
a. Security Studies (SS). The aim of this module is to provide the foundation for understanding how states formulate defence and security policies, and will recognise how the roles of various actors adapt as conditions change. This foundation will allow officers to conceptualise how national security policies are formed and how perspectives on the use of force and the role of government shape policy. The Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) delivers this module.
b. Campaign and War Studies (CWS). In as much as policy makers determine that war is necessary to secure vital national security interests, attention turns to how and why wars are waged. This module aims to examine the relationship between war and strategy. RSIS delivers this module.
c. Joint Warfare (JW). The module aims to develop the officers’ understanding of land, maritime, air and joint operations at the foundational level. The officers will also be introduced to the Operations Other Than War (OOTW) module. The content of this module is pegged at the operational levels of war.
d. Leadership, Development (LD). This module aims to enhance the contextual framing of leadership subjects and the officers’ appreciation of practical applications of various leadership theories and frameworks. The Nanyang Business School (NBS) delivers part of this module. This module also provides officers with the tools and frameworks of Organisational Learning (OL).
e. Military Technology (MilTech). This module aims to equip officers with basic layers of knowledge in technology so that they would be adept at applying military technology in developing innovative operational concepts and capabilities, and fully appreciate the impact of future technological trends and developments.
GKS CSC's Command and Staff Course (Executive) is carried out in the following two phases:
Off-campus Phase. The off-campus phase starts immediately after the Combined Course Opening. This phase has a duration of 26 weeks during which the Multi-Source Leadership Feedback (MSLF) and Executive Coaching components will be conducted. Officers-on-course are also required to participate in selected visits/ lectures/ DSPs with the CSC. A preparatory research, presentation and writing workshop will also be in the off-campus phase.
On-campus Phase. The 15-week on-campus phase is conducted in GKS CSC. The course will include some common activities and events with the CSC. There will be a one-week break during this phase.