Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President of the UAE, the Prime Minister, and the Ruler of Dubai, the UAE’s journey of excellence aims to enhance the country’s competitiveness in the fields of development, growth, and prosperity for its people, making excellence a synonym for the UAE, whose leaders are committed to challenge, competition, and innovation.
Since its inception in 2017, the “Armed Forces Excellence and Innovation Award” aimed to foster a spirit of competition among the units and departments of the Armed Forces in the areas of excellence and innovation, providing innovative solutions to various challenges, discovering talents and potentials, and leveraging the available technological, technical and operational resources in the Armed Forces to support and enhance development and modernization that serve the Armed Forces.
This constitutes a clear affirmation of the firm belief of our Armed Forces in the importance of promoting a culture of excellence and innovation as a necessity for enhancing the overall performance of the leadership and units of the Armed Forces and their personnel.
Furthermore, it solidifies the general approach adopted by the Armed Forces since its unification on May 6, 1976, which makes excellence and innovation the main criteria for evaluating performance.
Thanks to these criteria, our Armed Forces have been able to develop, improve their efficiency and readiness, and qualify our national cadres.
The UAE will continue to take pride in and value its accomplished sons and daughters who elevate the performance level of the military and civilian institutions of the state.
For their part, the sons and daughters of the nation will remain trustworthy, dedicating all their time and effort to raising the UAE’s status and maintaining its flag flying high, refusing to settle for anything less than first place.
We express our sincere thanks and deep gratitude to our wise leadership for their keenness to instil a culture of excellence and innovation in the UAE’s citizens in all fields.
We pledge to remain loyal and devoted to our wise leadership, eager to uphold the glory of our country and its progress.