Middle East’s largest country, Saudi Arabia, had opened up military recruitment to women in February.
On Wednesday, after 14 weeks of training, the first female Saudi soldiers graduated from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center.
At this auspicious event, the head of the Armed Forces Education and Training Authority, Maj. Gen. Adel Al-Balawi gave a speech. In his speech, he said that “the center has an important mission, which focuses on providing excellent training programs and curricula and an ideal learning environment.”
“It does so in line with international quality standards that meet the needs of (female recruits). This aims to improve overall performance, which will help achieve the ministry’s objectives in the future.”
Official account of the Ministry of Defense in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia wrote in a tweet with a short clip that said: “#defense_video : The Chief of the General Staff sponsored the graduation of the first batch of the Armed Forces’ Women’s Cadre Training Center.”
رئيس هيئة الأركان العامة يرعى تخريج الدفعة الأولى من مركز تدريب #الكادر_النسائي للقوات المسلحة. pic.twitter.com/ZJGzdknJEB
— وزارة الدفاع 🇸🇦 (@modgovksa) September 1, 2021
During the graduation ceremony, the results of the candidates, along with their names and those with outstanding results, were announced. Rewards were also given to those who made countless efforts when during the 14-week training.
Both Chief Sgt. Suleiman Al-Maliki, acting commander of the women’s training center, and assistant commander, Chief Sgt. Hadi Al-Anezi also congratulated the group and administered the oath to the graduates during the ceremony.
The graduation ceremony was sponsored by Chief of Staff Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili. Maj. Gen. Hamid Al-Omari, director of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces.
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