The Qatar Emiri Navy has entrusted DCI with the training of 14 new cadets for a 4-year curriculum within CENOE (French Naval Academy training courses for foreign officers). For this group, the curriculum is preceded by 4 extra months intended to reinforce the preparatory phase devoted to learning French.
The objective of this course is to provide foreign officer trainees with military, maritime and scientific instruction enabling them to fulfill the functions of Officer Of the Watch or of Engineering Officer Of the Watch, as well as the functions of Head of Department on small ships.
Including this last batch, a total of 142 future officers from foreign naval forces are under training on one of the following three sites: the DCI-NAVFCO Centre in Cherbourg, the Naval Academy in Poulmic and the French Naval Instruction Centre in Saint Mandrier.
DCI-NAVFCO's directing staff and educational support teams work in these centers in close collaboration with teachers and instructors, thus guaranteeing the “French Navy” label.
“DCI is particularly proud that our experience in the transfer of know-how and life skills to future naval officers is acknowledged as unique, like our adaptability to the requirements of the naval and naval/air forces of friendly countries is indeed recognized as permanent motivation for our action.” declared Vice Admiral (ret'd) Bruno NIELLY, Executive Vice-President of DCI-NAVFCO.
“The confidence placed in us once again this year by Qatar entrusting the training of a new batch confirms this reputation,” he added.
Created in 1972, DCI is an intermediate sized service company, in which the French government is the concurring shareholder. It operates throughout the defense and security spectrum.
Culturally close to the Ministry of Defense, DCI offers outsourcing services to foreign countries, for:
- Consulting and assistance throughout the life cycle of armament programs
- Training engineering, in the academic, operational and technical fields
DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French Armed Forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are endeavoring to extend their activities to European Union countries.