The Command and Staff College of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) of Oman, celebrated at its headquarters in Beit Al Falaj Camp, the graduation of the 33rd Batch, under the patronage of Lt-General Ahmed bin Harith Al Nabhani, SAF Chief of Staff.
The ceremony began with a speech delivered by Commodore Abdullah bin Ali Al Sulaimi, Commandant of the Command and Staff College. All precautionary measures were taken in the ceremony to ensure the safety of all attendees, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
A presentation was showed in the ceremony about the batch and its curricula, lectures, visits, exercises, and military and national events and occasions during its academic year 2019/2020.
After that, SAF Chief of Staff handed over the distinction awards to the top graduates and certificates to other graduates.
It is worth noting that the thirty-third session included a number of officers from the Ministry of Defense, the Sultan's Armed Forces, the Royal Guard of Oman, other military and security authorities, a number of officers from the GCC states and from some other sisterly Arab countries and friendly countries. The curriculum included three semesters.
The curriculum also included tactical exercises, a number of lectures by undersecretaries, ambassadors, and some experts and specialists from brotherly and friendly countries, which contributed in enriching the information of the students. At the end of the course the participants carried out the Al Hazm (decisiveness) exercise.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Major General Matar bin Salem Al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali Al Oubaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), and Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis Al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman.