The National Defense College (NDC)
today marked its annual day, which falls on 8th January each year, as
it is hosting the fifth batch after providing the government military,
security and civil units with strategic decision-makers.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of Mohammed bin
Nasser al-Rasbi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense. The
ceremony was attended by Maj.Gen. Salim bin Musallam Qatan, NDC
Commandant. The Steel Band of the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) and
the Arabian Band of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), Marine Arts
Band of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) and the Drums Band of the
Royal Army of Oman (RAO) presented a collection of musical and song
performances, in addition to Omani folklore and traditional arts.
The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defense honoured
those who completed their term in the College in recognition of their
efforts exerted during their tenure at the NDC.
The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s
Armed Forces (SAF), RAO Commander, RAFO Commander, RNO
Commander, Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for
Operations, Secretary General of the National Security Council,
undersecretaries, senior officers at SAF and other military and security
forces, academics from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), NDC
graduates from previous batches, current batch’s participants and the
College’s teaching staff.
Source: Oman News Agency