On Wednesday 27January 2016, the Commandant RDF Command and Staff College Nyakinama, Major General Jean Bosco KAZURA presides over the opening ceremony of the Junior Command and Staff Course 07.
Junior Command and Staff Course is one of the Programs run by Rwanda Defense Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC). This particular course that was being officially opened is the 7th of its kind and like other preceding courses, it is aimed at equipping selected officers with the ability to perform duties at Grade 3 staff appointments on a day to day basis at all levels of staff and command both in peacetime and in war. The Junior Command and Staff Course 07 is composed of 39 student officers, all of the rank of Major. The course is scheduled to run for 18 weeks from 25 January 2016 to 27 May 2016.
In his speech during the opening ceremony, the Commandant congratulated the students for having been selected to attend this course and urged them to use the opportunity to aim high in order to uphold personal pride and the institutional trust in them. This Program serves as a bridge leading to more advanced military courses, therefore students were encouraged to always aim high in order to uphold personal pride and help attain organizational goals and objectives.
The Commandant expressed his sincere appreciation to the College faculty members as well as other support staff who have put much effort in preparations for the conduct of this course. It is for them yet another enormous contribution towards professionalization of the RDF and the attainment of its operational and peacekeeping objectives.
The commandant concluded his remarks by highlighting the importance of discipline and maximum cooperation amongst themselves and their Directing Staff in order to succeed on this course and in our military careers.