Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, paid an inspection visit to the joint commanders’ drill, the “Fortress of the Nation”, currently conducted by the BDF, with the participation of the National Guard and the Interior Ministry, across the kingdom’s various governorates.
The Commander-in-Chief stressed that the BDF is constantly building its training capacities, strengthening its field efficiency and honing the skills of its human resources, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed added that the national duty requires doubled efforts and more dedicated work, noting that the drills carried out by the BDF’s various units, or with the participation of the National Guard and Interior Ministry, are essential for confirming command skills, showcasing the mastery of joint operations and understanding the modern and the latest combat technology.
The Commander-in-Chief pointed out that the “Fortress of the Nation” represents the highest levels of performance, accuracy and mastery at the command and operational levels, conducted by the BDF, with the participation of the National Guard and Interior Ministry, which will contribute to strengthening the pillars of security and stability in the kingdom.
He indicated that the BDF is constantly assessing its training plans to raise the level of its sections and units, and ensure its servicemen reach the required training level that would enable them to perform their tasks to the fullest.
He pointed out that the joint commanders’ drills are based on scientific criteria, reality and previous experiences, and therefore the BDF is keen to ensure that they match the needs of the National Guard and the Interior Ministry.
The Commander-in-Chief stressed that the need to double efforts in order to preserve security and stability of which the kingdom is blessed, under the leadership of HM the King, the Supreme Commander.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed lauded the sacrifices made by the Bahrain’s servicemen, which entitles them to be the nation’s fortified shield.
He highlighted the importance of the joint drill in assessing the level of the participants, including officers and servicemen, expressing hope that the joint exercise will provide a solid data base for the BDF, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry that would assist them in carrying out their tasks under various circumstances.
For his part, Bahrain’s National Guard’s Staff Director Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa (photo) reviewed the progress of the “National Fortitude” Joint Commands Drill.
The Director of Staff affirmed the advanced coordination level attained by the Kingdom’s security and military establishment that reflects on bolstering the pillars of security and stability and safeguarding Bahrain’s accomplishments under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa the Supreme Commander.
During his tour across the drill locations Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz commended the directives of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of the National Guard, focusing on conducting and participation in these exercise with the security agencies in order to create a fully integrated security organization wherein the commands are professionally and harmony setting up practical blueprints to cope with all sorts of exigencies and decide the necessary action’s format in compliance with the Kingdom’s applicable laws and regulations.
The National Fortitude Drill comprises multiple operational stages aimed to appraise and enhance training standards to attain highest efficiency of command and combat capacity to achieve the desired professionalism during military operations to cope with various accidents, crisis and exigencies.