NDC Marks its 5th Anniversary

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