The National Defense College (NDC) in the Sultanate of Oman celebrated the inauguration of its sixth batch, under the patronage of Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant, marking the start of the sixth academic year of the college, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The ceremony, which was held at the College's headquarters at Bait Al Falaj camp, began with recitations from the Holy Quran followed by a speech by Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan during which he affirmed that the batch’s program was designed to be a true translation of the Royal Directives of His Majesty the Sultan, the
Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, that the National Defense College is a center of science that stimulates creativity, research and development at the strategic level in the fields of security and defense.
He pointed out that, since its establishment, the College has expanded the avenues of knowledge in all elements of the state’s strengths in order to achieve the desired benefits of the homeland.
The national defense batch comes within the framework of preparing and qualifying strategic military and civil leaders with the aim of imparting the knowledge and skills that enable them to assume leadership positions at the strategic level.
The sixth batch included senior officers from the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Royal Court Affairs (RCA), in addition to a number of other government security and civil institutions.
The event was attended by members of the NDC Guidance Faculty, staff members, and participants of the Sixth Batch.