The Emir distributed awards to students of top grades and profound performance. The students’ Commander, Major Abdulrahman Fahad Al-Selahi, recited the graduation legal oath afterwards.
Sheikh Sabah proceeded to the Emiri Hall, where he was greeted by officers who presented him, as well as to the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, with memorial awards.
The ceremony started with the National Anthem, then Koranic recitation, a military parade, followed by the National Flag handover between officers of the 42nd and 43rd batches, then the graduated officers lined up in the ceremony's main yard.
The Emir’s motorcade was warmly greeted upon arrival at the ceremony venue by Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Jarrah Al-Sabah, Chief of the Kuwaiti Army General Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Khaled Al-Kheder, Defense Undersecretary Jassar Abdulrazzak Al-Jassar, Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the academy head Brigadier Mohammad Ahmad Al-Kheder, members of the Military Defense Council and Academy Chiefs.
It was attended by H.H. the Crown Prince, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, the Parliament former speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, Senior Sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the National Guards Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Amiri Diwan Affairs Minister Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, senior State officials, a large number of commissioned officers and citizens.
After the National Anthem, the Academy Chief, Brig. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Kheder, said: “Now they are ready to join the brave Army, ready to sacrifice their souls in defense of the homeland and its dear soil and the wise leadership.”
He hailed H.H. the Emir for being granted the UN title, “Humanitarian Leader.” “This is a title on our chests all; people and army,” said Brig. Al-Kheder, indicating that the academy has modified its curriculum, with consideration to various “external challenges.”
Brig. Al-Kheder praised the leading staff of the faculty, which has hosted students from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Turning to the graduates, he urged them to safeguard the country and remain faithful to Kuwait. He called on the graduates to abide by guidelines of the Emir, sharpen their military and academic skills and renewed the pledge to the top leaders to enhance the academy level higher.