The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) which was established on 20th November 2015, is conceptualized as a national ‘Think-Tank’ with the sole aim of furthering the interest and knowledge in the art, science and literature of the defence Services. It is saddled with the responsibility of proffering solutions to defence and security issues confronting the Nigerian Army (NA) in particular and the nation in general.
This is actualized through research and other avenues including but not limited to brainstorming sessions involving seasoned retired officers and erudite scholars from the academia and related institutions. To actuate this mandate, the centre was initially structured into Seven (7) Directorates.
The Centre is involved in publication of defence related journals, organization of seminars and consultancy services on various aspects of security-related issues. The Centre also showcases new inventions, promote inter-disciplinary studies and issue annual reports and ultimately provide necessary advice to assist the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) towards improved decision-making and policy formulation.
To become the leading Africa-centric think-tank with sustainable capacity to provide research-based value-added solutions for topical contemporary National and Regional Defence and Security issues.
To offer creative state-making ideas and systematic frameworks whereas helping to bridge important strategic and Operational Capacity gaps while providing workable practical solutions to pertinent National Defence and Security issues.
The fundamental core values of NARC revolve around a Determination to help the Nigerian Army to make a positive difference in terms of optimizing Nigeria’s National Security and State-building as well as Nigeria’s role as a positive Regional Peace and Security Contributor.
NARC’s other core values include Professionalism, Team Work and a Creative, Open and Flexible Operational Structure that allows value-added collaboration with other domestic and international organizations.
NARC also places a very high premium on the qualities of Resourcefulness and Innovativeness that enables the Centre to sustainably deliver on its mandates with efficiency and disciplined execution.