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psc is a post-nominal for Post Staff College (formally Passed Staff College) in the Commonwealth militaries of Britain, Bangladesh, Indian, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Pakistan. It indicates that an officer has undertaken the staff officer course at a Staff College.
The practice originated in the British Army where the initials psc appeared in the service lists denoting that the officer had attended the Staff College, Camberley. Royal Navy officers who attended the staff course at Royal Naval College, Greenwich and RAF officers who attended the RAF Staff College, Bracknell also used the qualification. Since the 1997 amalgamation of staff training officers now receive the letters psc(j) from the Joint Services Command and Staff College as Post Staff College (Joint) (JSC(J)) after completing the Advanced Command and Staff Course.
PSC is used for Bangladeshi Armed Forces officers who have attended the Defence Services Command & Staff College (DSCSC), Bangladesh.The College is well acclaimed internationally as a centre of excellence for study on subjects of contemporary military interest and has so far graduated over 4200 officers including 860+ officers from 70 different countries.
Initials psc is used by officers who attended the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, its not essential for all army officer.
Officers graduated from the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Kuala Lumpur use the initials psc.
Officers who graduate from the Senior Command and Staff Course at the Namibia Command and Staff College use the initials psc.
Officers graduated from the New Zealand Defence Force Advanced Command and Staff Course (Joint) use the post-nominals psc(j).
In Sri Lanka, the initials psc are used by Army, Navy and Air Force officers who have gained the Pass Staff College status from a recognized a staff college such as the Defence Services Command and Staff College or an equivalent. Such officers are eligible to wear the passed staff college (psc) badge.