Zayed II Military College plays key role in reinforcing country’s development process: Chief of Staff of UAE Armed Forces

Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces, said establishing advanced military academies is one of the standards of power in the modern era, for its importance of military sciences and officer training.

In his speech on the golden jubilee of Zayed II Military College, he said its 50th anniversary highlights its prominent stature and coincides with the formation of the UAE.

His speech is as follows: The establishment of advanced military academies is one of the standards of power in the modern era. Military sciences and training of officers and military leaders have been critical requirements creating modern armies on the level of human development and training and deploying advanced weaponry.

Ever since the Zayed II Military College was established on 1st February, 1972, it has performed an outstanding national role in strengthening our armed forces, advancing the process of development and consolidating national coherence.

The 50th anniversary of its establishment underscores its prominent stature, coincides with the formation of the UAE, and continues the legacy of our blessed Union and the Founding Leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in line with the directives of the UAE’s leadership, headed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The past and present have highlighted Zayed II Military College’s numerous successes, achievements and national contributions. It has achieved progress and kept pace with modern military training and education developments, producing high-level officers recognised by their peers during joint operations and exercises.

The country has sought to establish national military colleges and establishments, led by Zayed II Military College, which has acquired growing importance in an era witnessing increased strategic and security challenges.

Zayed II Military College performs a crucial role in our military education system due to its outstanding capabilities, in line with the directives of the Founding Leader since the start of its journey. It has also met the many responsibilities imposed upon it.

We are proud of the first 50 years of the college and its achievements, which affirm the identity of our precious country that aims to lead global competitiveness indexes.

Al Jundi

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