This military ceremony, placed under the presidency of Rear Admiral Philippe Hello, Commanding the Naval Academy and the Poulmic school group, was the occasion to award the trainees their officers' epaulettes.
CENOE (Naval academy training courses for foreign officers), that are entrusted to DCI-NAVFCO, train non French-speaking foreign officers under a partnership with the French Navy.
The objective of this four-year course is to provide foreign officer trainees with military, maritime and scientific instruction. On return to their homeland, they will be able to fulfill the functions of Officer of the Watch or Engineering Officer of the Watch, as well as the functions of Head of Department on board small ships.
« Academic training plays an essential part in structuring elite military personnel. DCI has made it one of the central poles of its activities thanks to over 30 years of experience in pedagogical and technical assistance for foreign Navies,” declared Admiral François Dupont, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of DCI.
“Countries like Kuwait and Libya trust us to train their future Officers. We are extremely pleased about this and strive to make these fruitful partnerships last,” he added.
Created in 1972, DCI is an upper medium size service provider in which the French government is the concurring shareholder. DCI now operates throughout the defense and security spectrum. Culturally close to the Ministry of Defense, DCI offers outsourcing services to foreign countries, for:
- Consulting and assistance throughout the life cycle of armament programs
- Training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields.
DCI and its subsidiaries have been partners of the French Armed Forces for 10 years within the scope of service contracts and are endeavouring to extend their activities to European Union countries.