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