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14 military officers trained on battalion, combat estimate

Apr 7, 2010, 3:02 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Fourteen military officers of the Gambia Armed Forces GAF last week ended a ten-day training on Battalion Planning and Combat Estimate, at Fajara Barracks in Bakau.

Delivering his closing remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Brigadier-General Sering Modou Njie urged the trainees to share the knowledge gained from the programme with their fellow colleagues, who have not been opportune to attend the course.

Brigadier-General Njie said "we are living in a world of technology, and that it is now time for GAF to make progress." "Anyone who doesn't want to make progress is an obstacle to development," he said.

Noting that the training is something GAF needs at this moment, he said, it would remain crucial in their drive to attain a well-trained and professional Armed Force in The Gambia.

Lt. Colonel Kawsu Sanyang, Commandant of the Gambia Armed Forces Training School, who represented CDS Masanneh Kinteh at the ceremony, thanked Major Chris, the chief resource person for taking his precious time to fly all the way from Sierra Leone.

He also thanked President Jammeh for the support and love he is rendering to GAF, noting that the training has been a very significant aspect, set aside by GAF in their training directives.

For his part, Major Chris, the chief resource person said the training of GAF members on Battalion Planning and Combat Estimate has really excelled the time spirit of GAF. He said the training has embraced everything that has been taught in the course.

Major Chris asserted that he has been to many training schools in Africa, but noted that GAF training school is one of the best.

"I hope the trainees will put the new knowledge into good use," Major Chris added.

As part of the training course, certificates of appreciation were awarded to the trainees.