Under the patronage of the Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College hosted the master’s degree distribution ceremony for the graduates of the National Defence sessions 1 and 2.
The BDF Chief deputised Defence Affairs Minister, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, to distribute the certificates to the graduates of the two sessions.
The Commandant of the Royal Command, Staff and National Defence College, Rear Admiral Abdulla Said Al-Mansoori, asserted that since its establishment five decades ago, the BDF has attained innumerable achievements thanks to the sound royal vision, adding that based on the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the BDF has developed its educational system across various military, strategic and security fields.
He added that the support and directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, have contributed to improving the quality of education and its output, noting that HRH has stressed the importance of education, being the true investment in preparing effective and creative cadres who contribute to building a more prosperous future based on highly-qualified national competencies who believe in their patriotic mission and loyalty to the leadership.
He indicated that the BDF Commander-in-Chief and Chairman of the College’s Supreme Council, Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, has set the Royal College’s strategy to implement the visions of HM the King and HRH Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
Thanks to those visions, the Royal College has made well-thought-out steps to provide its BDF affiliates, in addition to others from brotherly and friendly countries, with the latest military and strategic sciences, which entitles it to compete with the most prestigious military colleges in their academic and practical levels through honing the capabilities of its affiliates in order to enable them to reach the highest levels of distinction and professionalism, he said.
The Defence Minister then presented master’s degrees to the graduates of the first and second National Defence sessions. He also handed over to them the medals of distinction conferred upon them by the BDF Commander-in-Chief in appreciation of their distinguished efforts in their field of work.
The Minister stressed that the BDF is always keen on supporting the educational process, in line with the forward-looking vision of HM the King, the Supreme Commander, who encourages acquiring military knowledge, as well as preparing national competencies who are qualified academically and militarily.
He also hailed the constant follow-up of HRH Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Prime Minister, who has always urged diligence, perseverance and acquisition of science and knowledge.
He also paid tribute to the BDF Commander-in-Chief for putting in place all conditions for developing and modernising various educational curricula to reach the highest levels.
Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Human Resources, Major-General Sheikh Ali bin Rashid Al Khalifa, University of Bahrain President, Professor Riyad Hamzah, and a number of senior BDF Officers also attended the ceremony.
In another development, Chief-of-Staff of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), Lieutenant General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, patronised in Manama a graduation ceremony of a specialized Officers military session at the Royal Defence Force Training Centre.
The Centre’s Commandant gave a briefing on the session’s main theoretical and practical programs, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The BDF Chief-of-Staff presented the graduates and top achievers with their certificates and prizes of appreciation. He congratulated them on their graduation and completing the session’s program successfully.
The graduation ceremony was attended by the Commandant of the Royal Defence Force Training Center Major General Jaber Abdullah bin Hewil, Assistant Chief-of-Staff for Operations Major General Ghanim bin Ibrahim Al Fadhala, and senior BDF Officers.