On 5th November, at Jazeera Training Camp (JTC) was held a ceremony celebrating the graduation of the Battalion Commander Course.
The event was attended by EUTM Somalia Mission Commander, Brigadier General Antonio Maggi, Somali Commander of Defence Force, Major General Mohamed Adan Ahmed and AMISOM Deputy Force Commander, Major General James Nakibus Lakara.
The training carried out at JTC is conducted in coordination with SNA and AMISOM, with the employment of European trainers and mentors coming from Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Finland and Sweden.
During the training, 20 officers learned techniques and procedures to act as either battalion Commander or Staff Officer. The Course aims was to teach the student a range of topics regarding the knowledge and skills needed in those positions.
The training provided by EUTM Somalia, is another step toward the final goal of transferring all the security responsibilities to the Somali National Armed Forces, constitutes an effective action in support of the Somali Security Sector Development, and the building up of a security and defence apparatus professional and accountable to the Somali Government.
Mogadishu, 5th Nov 2015