Emir attends Military College graduation
26 Jan 2017 - 22:48
Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani patronised yesterday the graduation ceremony of the 12th class of officer cadets of the Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College.
Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani attended the graduation along with a number of ministers and ranking officers of Qatar's Armed Forces, the Ministry of Interior, and military colleges of friendly countries.
The Qatari National Anthem was played upon the Emir's arrival, after which the commander of the parade came forward to request the Emir to review the graduates' parade.
Commander of the Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College, Brigadier Abdullah Abdulrahman Al Kaabi, expressed his delight that Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the graduation ceremony. Al Kaabi said that the 12th class included 90 officer cadets of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Interior, Lekhwiya, Emiri Guard, and state security. He added that the graduates received training in Qatar, Mongolia, Britain and France that helped raise their spirits and strengthened their sense of belongingness to the country and the Emir. Al Kaabi said that the experience will help the new graduates play their part in Qatar's renaissance.
The college cooperated with a number of other colleges abroad such as Kuwait's Ali Al Sabah Military Academy and Britain's Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. The latter carried out training in Qatar last November. Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College also worked on attracting high-quality cadres from different countries to provide the best service possible in terms of military academic programmes and training techniques.
After the speech, the Emir honoured some cadets of the 12th class. These include officer cadet Mohammed Khalfan Al Mansouri who stood joint-first in military science, first in law, first in leadership and first in physical fitness. The second honours student was Abdullah Hussein Al Marri and third was Mohammed Fahid Al Faheeda, Ghanem Sultan Al Ghanem who stood first in police science and Mohammed Mahfouth Mohammed who ranked first in information systems.
The Emir also honoured Brigadier Hamad Ahmed Al Nuaimi, former Commander of Ahmed bin Mohammed Military College, in recognition of his efforts in developing the college. The Emir then viewed a performance by the Pakistani military band, which is comprised of 52 military personnel. Later, the graduates took the oath and the National Anthem was played.
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