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NDC Concludes Decision Making -3 Exercise.

Muscat, Jun 1 (ONA) ----National Defence College (NDC) today concluded the activities of the strategic exercise (Decision making -- 3), which was carried out by the college's 3 rd batch since May 22 nd , under the auspices of Darwish bin Ismail al- Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs.

This exercise, which included virtual events and applications mimicking the national, regional and international environments to manage crises, is considered a culmination of the curriculum and a practice to the outcome of the strategic academic studies acquired by the batch through theoretical courses in knowledge, strategic studies relating to security and national defence.

The exercise is designed to train participants on how to achieve a balance in the use of the potentials of the state to achieve national goals and interests, as well as training them on how to find a consensus on the use of international powers tools including media in strategic decision-making process.

The Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, said: "What we have seen today through the activities of this program of positive interaction and a high level shown by the participants calls for pride and emphasizes the considerable efforts made by the command of the NDC and its staff for the training of these participants, and their efficiency and ability in the development of national strategies and participation in decision-making."

Maj.Gen Salim bin Musallam Qatan , Commandant of the NDC, Director of the exercise said that this exercise is the culmination of the results of a full year of effort and joint action in which participants gained a harvest of strategic ideas that ensure their ability to exercise strategic leadership and decision-making at this level,

The concluding session of the exercise was attended by Maj.Gen Mattar bin Salim al- Balushi , Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO) , Air Vice- Marshal Mattar bin Ali al- Obaidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) , Rear admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al- Raisi, Commander the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO ) , Maj.Gen Khalifa bin Abdullah al- Junaibi, Commander of the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) ,

Maj.Gen Amir bin Salim al-Amri , Commander of the Sultan's Special Force (SSF), Brig. Ghosn bin Hilal al- Alawi, Assistant Chief of the Internal Security Service for Operations, Maj.Gen Ahmed bin Ali Kashoob, Secretary General of the National Security Council and Mohammed Jawad bin Hassan, Adviser, at the Ministry of Finance.

It is worth mentioning that the third batch of the NDC includes a number of senior officers from the Sultan's Armed Forces, the Royal Guard of Oman, the Royal Oman Police, security agencies and a number of senior staff in a number of civil government agencies.

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Date:Jun 1, 2016
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