The Nigerian Air Force on Friday graduated 40 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) after all 9, 2019, in Kaduna.
The Commandant, Regiment Training Centre, Kaduna, Grp. Capt. Isaac Subi, stated that the 40 Sergeant Majors, which included two females, have been skilled intensively for 13 weeks.
He stated the coaching was to bridge the hole between officers and the order ranks.
“The RSMs play distinctive roles because the bridge between the officers corps and order ranks cadre and likewise function custodians of navy traditions, ethics and values.’’
Subi additionally careworn that the coaching of RSMs was important as a result of shortfall of sergeant majors occasioned by retirements and disengagement.
“The last RSMs course was conducted in 2015. It is in realisation of this gap and in line with the efforts to develop capacity that the current leadership of NAF approved the conduct of this course.”
Subi added that being a part of the course curriculum, the scholars have been uncovered to collection of management and administration fashions, basic service writing, unit administration and efficient communication abilities.
“The college students have been additionally taught basic service data with emphasis on roles of NAF, Range administration, weapon coaching, civil navy relations, Air Force legal guidelines and educational battle process.
“Others programs lined by the curriculum are foot and arm drill, methods. We additionally invited useful resource individuals to ship lectures on particular matters and excursions have been performed to consolidate classroom lectures,’’ Subi stated.
The Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Ground Training Command (GTC), AVM Idi Amin, stated that self-discipline and regimentation have been the core ideas of the navy by which the custom, ethics and customs of the NAF have been enshrined.
“You ought to exhibit these ideas and data you’ve acquired throughout the 13 weeks in intensive coaching. It will make it easier to operate successfully wherever you’ll be deployed to as Squadron Sergeant Majors or RSMs.
“Being RSMs is by benefit and never choice and seniority; subsequently, you have to have a commanding character and acquire the arrogance of each commissioned and non-commissioned officers.
“You must continue to uphold the values of NAF and update your selves within the dynamics of the current security challenges facing Nigeria and contribute your quota to the peaceful resolution of contending issues,” Amin stated.
The AOC urged the graduants to maintain the excessive stage of professionalism they exhibited throughout the course of coaching.
He additionally referred to as on them to realize confidence of their commanders by being sincere and dependable to drive their items to lofty heights.
Amin recommended the Chief of Air Staff for his visionary management and dedication to capability constructing and steady help to floor coaching command. (NAN)