Thirty eight officers that include thirty six from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and two from Rwanda National Police (RNP) have today graduated from Junior Command and Staff Course (JCSC) at the RDF Command and Staff College, in Musanze District.
This marks the 13th Course of this kind at the RDF CSC since the College started in 2012.
The course produces critical and creative thinking officers who can adapt to the ever-changing operational environment, and who are motivated to continue learning and improving throughout their careers.
While officiating at the graduation ceremony, the Commandant of RDF Command and staff college, Major General Jean Bosco Kazura noted that the graduates have acquired necessary skills which will help them conduct their future duties with more professionalism and protect the country as required.
“The College trusts you and can confidently say that you leave these premises with more commitment, determination, patriotism and loyalty than ever before to put the country before yourself, to dedicatedly contribute in making this country more peaceful, strong, prosperous and better place to live.”
“It is the College’s belief that you are now equipped with the right tools to effectively, constantly and consistently, together with other RDF members, confront unpredicted and predicted threats against our country,” Maj Gen Kazura said.
On completion of the course, the students are able to competently perform Command responsibilities such as Company Commands, deputy Battalion Commanders as well as the duties of Grade 3 Staff appointments at tactical and operational levels.
A total of 478 RDF officers have so far graduated from the Junior Command and Staff course since the College was started.