The National Defence College (NDC) celebrated the commencement of the eighth batch on Sunday under the patronage of Maj Gen Salim bin Musallam Qattan, NDC commandant, marking the start of the college’s eighth academic year.
During the ceremony, a documentary film was screened about the college, its role in preparing strategy leaders and the batch’s curricula, in addition to samples of theoretical and practical studies and visits related to the batch’s programme.
This batch comes within the framework of preparing and qualifying strategy leaders (military and civilian) with the aim of providing them with the knowledge and skills that enable them to assume high-profile strategic positions.
The eighth batch includes a number of high-ranking officers from the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Royal Guard of Oman (RGO), Royal Oman Police (ROP), Royal Court Affairs and other military and security units, in addition to a number of civil institutions.
The event was attended by members of the NDC military and civilians teaching staff, a number of college employees and participants of the batch.