A Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) batch of infantry officers have graduated Wednesday after completing an advanced course, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa delegated the Defense Affairs Minister Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi (photo) to attend the graduation ceremony, which was held at the Royal Defense Force (RDF) Training Centre.
RDF Training Centre Commander Major-General Jaber Abdulla bin Huwayel delivered a speech, thanking Lt. General Al-Nuaimi for attending the graduation ceremony.
The Minister distributed certificates, awarding gifts to the outstanding graduates. He congratulated all the graduates on completing the advanced training course. The ceremony was attended by senior BDF officers and Kuwaiti Embassy Military Attaché Brigadier-General Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Samhan.
Meanwhile, National Guard Director of Staff Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa also patronized Wednesday the graduation of an officer’s foundational session, in presence of senior officers from the BDF, National Security Agency and Kuwait National Guard.
The ceremony began with a recitation of ayahs from the Holy Quran, followed by the speech of Training School commandant in which he welcomed the event's patron and the audience. He hailed the support of National Guard President HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, and also commended the follow-up of National Guard Staff Director Major-General Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa, in boosting the training standards which is considered one of the basic foundations of building qualified leadership.
The Director of National Guard Staff was briefed about the course stages; a brief documentary of the same was displayed. Afterwards, the Director of Staff distributed the graduation certificates and prizes to high-achievers.
Towards the event’s conclusion, the Director of Staff conveyed the greetings of HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, President of the National Guard, and his congratulations to the graduated officers. He also thanked the course officials, instructors and administrative staff, noting their efforts in fulfilling the successful graduation requirements. He urged the graduates to apply the course contents in their national duties, to achieve the homeland’s security and safeguarding its renaissance and prosperity.