On behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, attended last week the Isa Royal Military College’s ceremony to mark the 12th graduating class of officer cadets - the Ahmed Al Fateh Brigade.
HRH was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was welcomed by Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Lieutenant-General Yousif bin Ahmed Al Jalahma, Minister of Defense Affairs, Lieutenant-General Theyab bin Saqer Al Noaimi, Chief-of-Staff, His Highness Brigadier Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of the Royal Guard, and a number of senior BDF officers.
During the ceremony, His Royal Highness affirmed that Bahraini citizens represent the true wealth of the nation and the engine behind the Kingdom’s development and modernization.
He praised the combat performance of the BDF and highlighted its significant contribution to the security and stability of the region. In this regard, His Royal Highness noted the success of the Isa Royal Military College’s training program, which has consistently produced officers capable of serving the Kingdom on all fronts. His Royal Highness further highlighted His Majesty King Hamad’s continued support to the College in recognition of its crucial role protecting the Kingdom’s stability and development.
HRH offered his congratulations to the commissioning officer cadets, noting that the BDF’s commitment to protecting the achievements of the Kingdom remains integral to Bahrain’s sustainable development.
He also extended his appreciation to the Commandant of the Isa Royal Military College and the college’s staff for their hard work and successful contributions to educational, training and development courses.
HRH inspected the officer cadet parade before the commencement of the commissioning parade. Following the commissioning parade, Major General Abdulrahman Khalifa Al Noaimi, Commandant of the Isa Royal Military College, expressed his pride at the level of efficiency that has been achieved by the graduating class and wished the graduate cadets success in their future postings.
In addition, two poems were recited in honor of His Royal Highness. Officer cadet Saad Khaled Al Kaabi spoke on behalf of the officer cadets, expressing their joy on reaching the important and commemorative day. Cadet Al Kaabi highlighted the graduating class’ pride in joining the BDF and their commitment to serving the Kingdom while upholding its national values.
HRH then honored the college’s top achievers before the graduate cadets were handed the college's banner and took their oath. The Isa Royal Military College Commandant presented his Royal Highness with a commemorative gift.