The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) celebrated at the Sultan’s Armed Forces Training Regiment the graduation of a new batch of recruits during a ceremony held under the patronage of Major General Ghosn bin Hilal al-Alawi, Assistant Head of the Internal Security Service (ISS) for Operations.
The graduation ceremony began by performing the military salute to the chief guest (photo) who inspected the first column of the graduates, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Then, the graduates paraded in a regular march with showing weapons skills.
After that, the chief guest handed over appreciation awards to top graduates in various activities and competitions.
At the end of the ceremony, the graduates took the oath of loyalty and proclaimed thrice Long Live His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The graduation ceremony was attended by RAO senior officers, commissioned, non-commissioned officers, personnel and parents of the graduates.
Meanwhile, Oman’s National Defense College (NDC) honored a number of its personnel under the patronage of Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant.
Major General Qatan handed over appreciation awards to the distinguished personnel of the College in appreciation of their job performance and their efforts in carrying out their duty.
He also pinned long service and good conduct medal for on one NDC employee.
At the end of the ceremony, Major General Salim bin Musallam Qatan praised the efforts made by honorees to reach this level. He urged them to exert more effort to achieve their best in the future, stressing the importance of upgrading the level of training and wishing everyone success.
The event was attended by NDC faculty and personnel.