Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received Brigadier Khalid Salman Al Maouda (photo), the Commander of BDF combat group participating in the “Gulf Shield Joint Drill 1”, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Forces from the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) together with forces from sisterly and friendly countries are implementing the field exercise in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, from 20 March to 16 April 2018.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief said that Bahrain’s participation comes in compliance with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander, emanating from His Majesty’s keenness on boosting the frames of joint military cooperation and contribution.
This, in turn, reflects the goals and ambitions to achieve the aspired integration with sisterly and friendly countries to develop and consolidate the joint military cooperation, advance the efficiencies and raise the combat readiness as well as training the participating forces on the modern combat equipment and methodologies to gain more expertise during the various types of tactical military field exercises, he added.
For his part, Bahrain’s Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Thiyab bin Saqer Al Nuaimi paid an inspection visit to a unit of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) during which he briefed him on its readiness.
The Chief-of-Staff affirmed that the unit is using all its potential towards honorable achievements at all levels under various circumstances.