The Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa patronized a celebration to honor the BDF unit which clinched first place in a program to assess combat and administrative readiness for 2016, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The ceremony, which coincides with the 49th anniversary of BDF, was attended by Defense Minister Lieutenant General Yousef bin Ahmed Al Jalahma and Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi.
Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al Fadhala presented a briefing on the program. Then, the BDF Commander-in-Chief honored the winning units which are the Royal Special Force and the Technical Maintenance Unit. After that, the flag of the Royal Special Force, which won in the program to assess combat and administrative readiness for 2016 was hoisted.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief congratulated the winning units, lauding their outstanding readiness and high competence which enabled them to clinch leading places, reflecting the capability and effectiveness of all affiliates of the BDF units. He also praised the efforts made to boost the combat and administrative readiness of the BDF units. He thanked the BDF personnel for their dedication in assuming their sacred national duty of protecting the homeland, commending their unrelenting efforts to boost the capabilities of the BDF weaponry.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief hailed BDF's tremendous achievements brought about thanks to the constant support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, and the continuous follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief asserted that thanks to the royal vision, BDF has always been, since its inception in 1968, up to the responsibility given to it at the National, GCC and regional level. He praised the BDF personnel for their efforts to perform their national duty and maintain peace and security in the region by participating in the operations of the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces.
The celebration was attended by Defense Ministry Undersecretary Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, General Command Court Director Major General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Inspector General Major General Abdullah Hassan Al Nuaimi and senior BDF officers.
Meanwhile, Chief of Staff of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi chaired Wednesday the Board meeting of Sheikh Isa Royal Military College which convened at the BDF General Command.
Discussions focused on issues pertaining to development programs of the College as well as specialized training programs to improve skills and experience.
The meeting was attended by the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) Commander Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al Fadhala, Sheikh Isa Royal Military College Commander Brigadier Abdulrahman Khalifa Al Nuaimi and Military Training Director Brigadier Salah Rashid Al Sa’ad.