Oman’s Joint Command and Staff College (CSC) at the Academy for Strategic and Defence Studies celebrated the inauguration of the 36th patch of enrolled officers.
The ceremony was held last week under the patronage of Air Vice Marshal Saleh Yahya Al Maskari, Head of the Academy for Strategic and Defence Studies, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
The 36th batch includes Officers from the Ministry of Defence, the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and other military and security units, as well as participants from GCC and friendly countries.
The event was attended by Air Commodore Ahmed Mohammed Al Mashikhi, Commandants of the Joint Command and Staff College, Brigadier Abdullah Hamad Al Harthy, Head of Studies and Academic Affairs at the Academy of Strategic and Defence Studies.
The Command and Staff College was established on the basis of the directives of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Oman. A project team began working in 1984 in order to deliver the requirements of his Majesty’s directive.
On 30th September 1987, the Command and Staff College First Course was officially started under the auspices of his Excellency As’sayyid Almutasim Bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs - at that time.
In another development, the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), represented by the Sustainment Directorate, took part in the British drill “Army Sustainer”, which took place from 3-10 September 2022.
Sustainment units of different armies are taking part in this international exercise.
The drill, held annually, was carried out at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks near Grantham, the United Kingdom (UK).
RAO’s participation aims at enhancing the preparedness of sustainment units and benefitting from the experiences of other armies in logistics and management.