Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, patronized Wednesday, at the BDF General Command, a ceremony to confer the medals awarded by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, to a number of senior BDF Officers, marking the BDF’s 52nd Anniversary.
Chief-of-Staff, Lieutenant-General Dheyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi, and the Defense Affairs Ministry’s Undersecretary, Major-General Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, were present.
The Commander-in-Chief conferred the Order of Bahrain of the First Class on a number of senior BDF Officers, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa conveyed greetings and appreciation from HM King Hamad, the Supreme Commander, to the honored officers.
He also congratulated them on their honoring, and lauded their dedicated work and high morale, wishing them further success in their military career, and in serving the Kingdom.
The Commander-in-Chief stressed that thanks to the sound directives of HM the King, the Supreme Commander, the BDF has become a bulwark and a fortified shield that protects the homeland and preserves its gains, noting that it is equipped with dedication, as well as authentic Bahraini and social values.
He added that the BDF is among the strong pillars that support the kingdom’s development and progress march.
Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa indicated that February 5 is of utmost importance in the BDF’s history, recalling the tremendous efforts exerted by HM the King to establish Bahrain’s brave armed forces.
He asserted that the BDF has reached the highest levels of military and administrative development thanks to the dedicated efforts of its brave personnel.
Earlier, HM King Hamad, the Supreme Commander, issued Royal Order 5/2020, granting the Order of Bahrain of the First Class to seven senior BDF Officers.
HM the King also issued Royal Order 6/2020, granting the Medal of Military Merit of the First Class to 42 Officers, and the Medal of Military Merit of the Second Class to 327 non-commissioned Officers and personnel.