His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), on Tuesday attended a tactical exercise conducted by the Second Royal Armored Battalion of the 40th King Hussein bin Talal Royal Armored Brigade.
King Abdullah joined his brothers in arms for part of the drill, participating in a marksmanship exercise. He expressed pride in JAF personnel, commending their readiness and high morale.
The exercise included reconnaissance operations, aerial support by Cobra attack helicopters, live fire, and the utilization of tanks and various artillery, according to Petra news agency.
The King also met with retired brothers in arms who served with His Majesty on the Second Royal Armored Battalion, joining them for breakfast.
During his military service, the King, in 1992, became Commander of the Second Royal Armored Battalion.
The military retirees attended Tuesday’s tactical exercise and helped the Second Royal Armored Battalion’s personnel in tank maintenance and ammunition transport.
A number of senior military officers and heads of formations in the Central Military Region attended the exercise.
His Majesty King Abdullah also inaugurated on Tuesday the premises of the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie’s Moab command in Karak Governorate.
The new premises were established in line with the gendarmerie’s strategy to address the needs of local communities within the framework of decentralization and ensuring the quality of security services provided to the public.
King Abdullah praised the advanced level of gendarmerie personnel, in terms of armament and training, commending their efforts to protect the country and the public.
His Majesty was received by General Directorate of the Gendarmerie Director Major General Hussein Hawatmeh and a number of senior officers at the site of the new premises.
The King met with Hawatmeh and discussed a number of security and administrative issues related to the work of the gendarmerie directorate.
In addition, His Majesty was briefed on the new command’s duties, and the gendarmerie’s modernization plans, aimed at enhancing performance and safeguarding the security of citizens and residents around the Kingdom.