The Army War College, Nigeria (AWCN), on Monday in Abuja held a military exercise code-named “Exercise STAR RIDE” for Course 7/2023 participants.
The Commandant of the college, Maj. Gen. Ishaya Maina, said the exercise was to equip the participants with skills and knowledge necessary to effectively respond to contemporary security challenges.
He said the exercise integrates various aspects of national security, interagency coordination, logistics planning, counter-terrorism, and stabilisation operations.
“This was the culmination of the extensive training packages offered by the college, ” he said.
Maina said the participants would have the opportunity to practice the planning, preparation and execution of critical aspects as commanders and staff under diverse operational scenarios at highest level.
He said the exercise was critical in preparing the operational level leaders to tackle the complex and evolving security landscape in the country.
”Exercise STAR RIDE is a pivotal element of our commitment to nurturing strategic leaders capable of addressing the multifaceted security challenges our nation faces today.
“This exercise allows our participants to apply the knowledge they’ve gained throughout their course and empowers them to make informed decisions in high-pressure situations.
“By participating in this exercise, our course participants will not only enhance their individual skills but also contribute to the overall readiness of our armed forces.
“It is our hope that they will apply the lessons learned here to effectively address the security challenges our nation faces,” he said.
The commandant said the exercise reflected the college’s dedication to developing leaders who can work collaboratively across different agencies and domains to safeguard national security.
He said it was the final exercise for the participants of course 7, designed to test the participants on all they had learnt during the period of the course.
According to him, the training was the best welfare any military could give to a soldier.
He said that AWCN training was purpose oriented and intended to give the participants the skills required to practice on leaving the college, either as top officers or commanders.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the exercise, which commenced on Sept. 20, was expected to end Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria