Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, conducted a field tour during which he inspected the progress of the joint field command exercise, carried out by the BDF in partnership with the National Guard and the Ministry of Interior from January 22 to 24.
The joint drill aims to ensure coordination and preparation among all the relevant sides to be ready to confront any emergency, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
It is in line with the BDF’s keenness to conduct such drills, given their great importance in developing the current methods used in enhancing the level of preparedness and readiness, as well as in coordinating efforts among all the relevant authorities.
On arrival, the Commander-in-Chief was briefed on the drill’s objectives and phases. He also inspected the progress of the exercise and was informed closely about it. He then visited a number of the drill’s centers and commands in various regions across the Kingdom.
The Commander-in-Chief lauded the prevailing spirit of cooperation and coordination among all the participants, stressing the importance of the drill in acquiring more field command experience, and in preparing well for any emergency circumstances and sudden disasters, as well as in strengthening preparing well to face any threats to the region’s security and stability.
Field Marshall Sheikh Khalifa voiced deep pride in the honorable level of the servicemen of the BDF, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry, praising their determination to carry out the patriotic tasks assigned to them to the fullest.
He stressed that the BDF brave servicemen have always proved their patriotic role as the protective shield of the nation, wishing them further success.
The Commander-in-Chief expressed pride in the multiple great achievements since its establishment, adding that the 50th BDF Anniversary, which falls on February 5, will be an opportunity to recall the pioneering role played by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, in preparing Bahrain’s brave forces, ensuring security and stability for the homeland, and prosperity for the citizens.
On the BDF Anniversary, the Commander-in-Chief greeted the Bahraini servicemen who are sacrificing their lives for the sake of their religion and country, and in support of their brothers within the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, wishing them victory.
For his part, Chief of Staff of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Lt. General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi also inspected part of the joint field commands drill “the Power of Determination”.
The BDF Chief of Staff listened to a briefing on the goals and stages of the military exercise as well as the units and weaponries taking part in it. He stressed that the drill will contribute to honing military experiences and promoting leadership concepts for all participants.