The National Defense College or NDC (Thai: National Defense College; RTGS: Witthayaalai Pongkan Ratcha-anachak) is an educational institution that provides advanced training to both senior military personnel and civilians and is the Royal Thai Armed Forces Command under the Ministry of Defense. It is operated by

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The NDC was founded on February 2, 1955 by Field Marshal Prak Pibunsongkhram with the initiation of a study of only the top military and civilian sector officials. After that, in 1989, the ``National Common Defense Course'' was opened to educate managers and executive level managers together with government officials. In 2003, more politicians were accepted and national defense courses were held for the nation, people, and politics. This course is currently unavailable. The requirements for the subjects of this research are that civil servants must be senior managers or higher, military personnel must have the rank of colonel, captain, group captain or higher, and civil servants must be colonel, colonel, A rank of Group Captain or higher is required. A police officer must have the rank of police colonel.

See also

Royal Thai Army Headquarters Ministry of Defense

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National Defense Academy Homepage

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  • a person who owes allegiance to that nation


  • of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country limited to or in the interests of a particular nation concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country owned or maintained for the public by the national government inside the country characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation of or relating to nationality



  • (psychiatry (sports the defendant and his legal advisors collectively an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions the justification for some act or belief a structure used to defend against attack a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (military protection from harm the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury



  • the body of faculty and students of a college an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed




  • a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula


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