Al-Bawardi attends the graduation ceremony of the fourth batch of National Service officers at Zayed II Military College

His Excellency Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bawardi, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, attended the ceremony held by the armed forces today on the graduation of the fourth batch of national service officers at Zayed II Military College in Al Ain.

The graduation ceremony was attended by a number of senior leaders, officers, officials and parents of the graduates.

The ceremony started with the national anthem on the arrival of the patron of the ceremony to the main stand in the College field. After that, His Excellency inspected the graduates who then paraded by the main stand.

The commander of Zayed II Military College, in a speech during the ceremony, welcomed the patron of the ceremony. He said: "Today we celebrate the graduation of a new batch of national service officers after them successfully passed the course requirements, to be reserve officers capable to exercise leadership and carry out the tasks and duties assigned to them.”

He explained that "Zayed II Military College" operates at a high rate in the area of training, qualification and education, and harnesses all capabilities and resources in order to achieve its noble national task with complete professionalism and competence, bearing in mind the words of God Almighty: "Work (righteousness): Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger, and the Believers. It does so through its ability to design integrated training curricula for various courses held in it, and taking advantage of its experiences, recent lessons and global trends in the field of training, military and academic education.

He added: "the College also carries out comprehensive annual reviews, continuous evaluation of all its programs, the quality of its performance, and the strength of its educational outcomes. The fruit of these continuous efforts is to keep holding such important courses and provide the armed forces with reserve officers, capable of exercising leadership at a platoon level, aware of the size of the great responsibility lies on them in serving their leadership and their homeland, and preserving the security and stability of this country and defending its land and gains.

He said to the graduates, “I urge you to fear God in secret and public, to deepen your loyalty to your leadership and your country, and to transfer knowledge and experiences that you have acquired to your individuals and subordinates. Be an example to follow, and a bright light guiding others in your practical life inside and outside the armed forces. Your motto should always be “God, Homeland, and the president of the state”.

At the end of his speech, he thanked the GHQ of the Armed Forces, the National and Reserve Service Authority, and the Land Forces Command for their appreciated efforts of continuous coordination and support for the success of this course. We have a lot of thanks and gratitude for them all. We are also thankful for the Ministry of Interior, the civil departments and everyone who contributed to provide the necessary support for this command in order to achieve its specified goals.

Then, on behalf of the command of Zayed II Military College, he thanked our wise leadership, above all His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces "may God protect him", and to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Head of The Cabinet of Ministers and Ruler of Dubai "may God bless him," and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and their brothers, members of the Supreme Council, and Rulers of the Emirates.

After that, His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Bawardi honored the top achievers of the graduates, and congratulated them for their excellence in this course. Then the parade leader asked the patron of the ceremony for permission to dismiss the parade, as the parade passed in front of the main stand, concluding a phase of learning and training to enter a new phase of their practical life. Memorial photos were taken with the graduates.