Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief-of- Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, inaugurated Wednesday the Zayed II Military College Museum, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the College’s establishment.
During the inauguration, Lt. General Al Rumaithi toured the museum, where he was briefed about its contents that narrate its history, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
He also viewed the collections of the museum, located in the current building of the College. It showcases photos and collectibles that speak of the College’s history since its establishment, the story of its development, and ancient and modern weapons and military clothing, along with other collectibles.
He then visited a hall that shows the working environment after graduation, and the college’s first academic hall where old tables and books are displayed.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi viewed a model of a room inhabited by the College’s first batch of students, which has a bed and clothes.
He also visited the Zayed II Military College Martyrs Hall and another hall that hosted the first classes of the first batch and watched a film about Zayed II Military College.
Lt. General Al Rumaithi honored the previous Commanders of the College from 1971 to 2022.
On 31 January, in his speech on the golden jubilee of Zayed II Military College, Lt. General Al Rumaithi, said establishing advanced military academies is one of the standards of power in the modern era, for its importance of military sciences and officer training.
“Ever since the Zayed II Military College was established on 1st February, 1972, it has performed an outstanding national role in strengthening our armed forces, advancing the process of development and consolidating national coherence,” he added.
He also said in his speech: “The 50th anniversary of its establishment underscores its prominent stature, coincides with the formation of the UAE, and continues the legacy of our blessed Union and the Founding Leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in line with the directives of the UAE’s leadership, headed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.”
The past and present have highlighted Zayed II Military College’s numerous successes, achievements and national contributions. It has achieved progress and kept pace with modern military training and education developments, producing high-level officers recognized by their peers during joint operations and exercises.”
“The country has sought to establish national military colleges and establishments, led by Zayed II Military College, which has acquired growing importance in an era witnessing increased strategic and security challenges.
Zayed II Military College performs a crucial role in our military education system due to its outstanding capabilities, in line with the directives of the Founding Leader since the start of its journey. It has also met the many responsibilities imposed upon it.”
“We are proud of the first 50 years of the college and its achievements, which affirm the identity of our precious country that aims to lead global competitiveness indexes,” Lt. General Al Rumaithi concluded.