Muscat, The National Defense College (NDC)

today celebrated the inauguration of its sixth batch, under the

patronage of Maj.Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC Commandant,

marking the start of the sixth academic year of the college.

The ceremony, which was held at the College’s headquarters at

Bait Al Falaj camp, began with recitations from the Holy Quran followed

by a speech by Maj.Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan during which he

affirmed that the batch’s programme was designed to be a true

translation of the Royal Directives of His Majesty the Sultan, the

Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, that the National Defense

College is a centre of science that stimulates creativity, research and

development at the strategic level in the fields of security and defense.

He pointed out that since its establishment, the College has

expanded the avenues of knowledge in all elements of the state’s

strengths in order to achieve the desired benefits of the homeland.

The national defense batch comes within the framework of

preparing and qualifying strategic military and civil leaders with the aim

of imparting the knowledge and skills that enable them to assume

leadership positions at the strategic level.

The sixth batch included senior officers from the Sultan’s Armed

Forces (SAF), the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), the Royal Oman

Police (ROP) and the Royal Court Affairs (RCA), in addition to a

number of other government security and civil institutions.

The event was attended by members of the NDC Guidance

Faculty, staff members, and participants of the Sixth Batch.

Source: Oman News Agency