His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Monday attended a tactical exercise by the Central Military Region’s 1st Royal Guards Mechanized Brigade.
King Abdullah was received at the exercise location by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Hneiti, and senior JAF Officers, Petra News Agency reported.
Hneiti stressed commitment to implementing His Majesty’s directives to continue developing and upgrading JAF capacities and ensuring decent standards of living for army personnel.
He said there are plans for increased focus on training to ensure JAF personnel are at the ready to safeguard Jordan and counter terrorist and extremist threats.
Hneiti expressed JAF’s pride in the King’s leadership and achievements in spreading peace and compassion, which have garnered international attention.
The tactical exercise simulated the execution of a tight defense plan, utilizing artillery and attack helicopters, as well as various types of arms and anti-tank weapons.
Senior officials and officers; heads of security agencies; military retirees; a number of university students, presidents, and faculty; and military attachés at embassies in Jordan attended the exercise.