Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans) of Bangladesh Air Force Air Vice Marshal M Shafiqul Alam distributed certificates and trophy among the graduating officers as the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony of No 116 Junior Command and Staff Course (JCSC) held at Falcon Hall, BAF Officers’ Mess in the capital on Thursday.
On his arrival the Chief Guest was cordially received by Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Bashar Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Nazrul Islam and Officer Commanding of Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) Group Captain Md Sharif Mustafa.During the opening address, Officer Commanding of Command and Staff Training Institute gave a brief resume on the training and academic curriculum of No 116 JCSC. 19 officers from BAF, 02 officers from Nigeria Air Force and 01 Officer from Zambia have undergone this 14-week long course. The course is designed to train officers on effective command and staff duties within service, inter-service and joint service environments.
Since inception of JCSC in 1976, Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) is tasked to prepare future leaders of Bangladesh Armed Forces who can serve the nation with dignity and honour.
The Chief Guest handed over the certificates to all graduating officers and awarded the “Chief of Air Staff’s Certificate and Trophy” to Squadron Leader Dhrubo Sarkar for his overall best performance in the course.
In his closing address, the Chief Guest has emphasized on conceptual set up and applied education that all participating officers have attained during the course.
The command and staff skills that have achieved would also be of immense value in shouldering future assignments, he added.
He also appreciated the Command and Staff Training Institute (CSTI) for successfully conducting the course despite the pandemic COVID-19 situation.Senior officers of BAF and other guests were present in the Certificate Award Ceremony.