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Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan)
King attends graduation ceremony at Royal Military College
Amman, 11 November 2013
His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), on Monday led a ceremony for the graduation of the ninth batch of officers at the Royal Military College.
King Abdullah was welcomed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff Gen. Mashal Al Zaben, and the college’s commander Brigadier General Khaled Al Sharaa as he arrived for the ceremony, which included a parade by the graduating officers.
In remarks during the ceremony, Mufti of the Armed Forces Yahia Btoush highlighted the role of members of the armed forces in defending the homeland.
Commander of the college Brigadier General Al Sharaa reviewed the college’s role in qualifying and rehabilitating students militarily, physically and intellectually to become the leaders of the future.
"Over a full year, we have done all we could to prepare those elite soldiers who have been rehabilitated and their leadership and intellectual talents developed through the assigned academic and training courses," he said.
His Majesty presented prizes to outstanding graduates towards the end of the ceremony, which was attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein and Prince Rashid bin El Hassan, the prime minister and defence minister as well as senior officers and heads of security departments and foreign military attaches.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs-of-Staff presented diplomas to the graduates and wished them success in the various military units they will join.