COAS rates NDA high on training of cadets

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya  has rated the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) high for the level of training  the premier institution has  turned out relentlessly over  the  years in the service  to the Armed Forces and Fatherland.  This high level of training he said was demonstrated  by Cadets of 68 Regular Course during the  battle  inoculation and firepower demonstration phase of  Exercise Camp Highland.

The  COAS noted that the Nigerian Army (NA) under his leadership  will continue to support  NDA in ensuring that it meets the critical task of training junior leaders for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

He further stated that the Commandant had  earlier briefed on  plans to  review the training curriculum   for NA  Cadets in  view of  the dynamics of  threats in  the operating environment.

He reassured the  NDA that the NA will continue to support the premier military institution intellectually and in  terms of  infrastructural development. It is in pursuant of this  objective, that  the COAS authorised the issuance of  6  Gun Trucks and  the posting of personnel  to the Demo Battalion. This he further said will be consistent with the manpower holding of a typical infantry battalion in support of realistic training.

The COAS used the medium to congratulate the cadets for their hard work and determination throughout the 5 years of rigorous training at the Academy.  He further challenged them to maintain the high standard of training the Academy has imparted on them, adding that they should continually seek for excellence when they are eventually commissioned into the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Earlier, the Commandant NDA, Major General IM Yusuf noted that Battle Inoculation was    designed to expose cadets to real war situation in line with the objective of Exercise Camp Highland.  This according to him was to evaluate cadets on the application of tactics, techniques and procedures in operations. Additionally, he said this will be done alongside administration   and logistics in order to determine their eligibility for commissioning into the Nigerian Army.

The exercise commenced on 25 July, 2021 with the adventure phase at Shere Hills in Jos, Plateau Sate with map reading and other activities and  later  culminated into the tactical phase, as well as the  Battle Inoculation and Firepower Demonstration phases of  the  exercise in Kachia in Kaduna State.

 

 

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