Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa patronized a ceremony to honor the units which clinched first place in 2018 program to test and assess combat and administrative readiness.
The celebration was attended by BDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
After a briefing on the program by Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim Ibrahim Al Fadhala, the BDF Commander-in-Chief honored the Special Royal Force for winning the first place. Then, the force’s banner was hoisted.
In a speech delivered on the occasion, the BDF Commander-in-Chief congratulated the winning units, paying tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his directives to continue boosting readiness. He also lauded the continuous follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier. He stressed the role of such programs in improving performance mainly in the field of operations
The BDF Commander-in-Chief praised the distinguished readiness and high competence shown by the BDF units which earned them leading places, reflecting the capability and efficacy of the BDF personnel in fulfilling the missions assigned with them. He affirmed that the BDF will continue defending the nation.
He further hailed the dedicated efforts of the BDF personnel in assuming their responsibilities at the national, GCC and regional levels. He underscored the importance of development and modernization at BDF to achieve set up goals, lauding all efforts to boost the units’ combat and administrative readiness.
The ceremony was attended by General Command Court Director Major General Hassan Mohammed Sa’ad, Inspector General Major General Abdullah Hassan Al Nuaimi and senior officers.