62 Senior Officers pinched from 22 countries received end of course certificates and insignias on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the International War College of Yaoundé.
The 62 senior officers from diverse origins like; Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, United States of America, Mauritania, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Niger, Madagascar, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Chad, Togo, France and Cameroon simply depicts the diversity in strategy which could be found only at the international war college of Cameroon.
For 11 months, the trainees were inculcated on the strategic missions in planning tactical operations. According to the commander of this pool of excellence, Major General Esaie Ngambo said thanks to the knowhow of university dons from the University of Yaounde II Soa, the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC) as well as some military experts, one can rest be assured that this 13th batch of senior officers can deliver the goods.
Thus with the awareness acquired from this temple of security knowledge, the 62 trainees can now put into practice in their different staff headquarters by contributing in strategic defence, conflict management and resolution likewise catastrophe.
Speaking earlier the secretary of state for defence in charge of ex-servicemen and war victims, Koumpa Issa representing the minister delegate at the presidency in charge of defence enjoined the laureates to be good ambassadors from this most prestigious institution in Africa and beyond. Minister Koumpa Issa further went ahead to laud the efforts of foreign partners like France, the United States of America, the economic community of central African states (ECCAS), the economic community of west African states (ECOWAS) and the European union for their unflinching support for the ascendancy of the institution.
From the courtyard of the institution to the amphi theatre, prizes were offered to some 7 outstanding trainees for their brilliant performances in the course of the strategic training. The prize for the overall best trainee went to Lieutenant Colonel Nkelle Auguste Piccard from the Cameroon National Gendarmerie.
It is worth mentioning that, the international school for security forces whose motto is “strategy at the service of the nation” was created through a presidential decree by The Head of State and Commander In Chief of the Defence Forces, Paul Biya. This was as a result of his foresight nature in geopolitics which holds that threat evolves day in day out and it is thus necessary to put up a structure to manage threats of all kinds which he considers it as a global response.