Combat Readiness: AHQ Garrison organises WOs, SNCO’s competition

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The Army Headquarters Garrison (AHQ- GAR) has flagged off the Warrant Officers (WOs) and Senior Non Commissioned Officers’ (SNCOs) Competition for the year 2022 to enhance combat readiness of the Nigerian Army personnel.

Addressing the personnel during the event in Abuja on Monday, the Commander AHQ Garrison, Major Gen. Kabiru Garba, charged troops to embrace the completion with the high spirits as it will develop their capabilities and capacity to be better positioned in handling the emerging security threats in the country.

Represented by the Chief of Staff of the Garrison, Brig Gen Jefferson Feboke, the AHQ Commander enumerated some of the advantages and benefits of the competition if given it the desired attention.

“If you (Soldiers) take the completion seriously, you will receive the reward and if you don’t take it seriously, you will also receive the reward.” He stated.

He charged them to continue to train regularly noting that it will keep them both physically and mentally fit to boost their operational proficiency.

Earlier in his remarks, the Garrison Training Officer, Brig Gen AT Lawal disclosed that the WOs and SNCO’s competition is part of the training and retraining schedule for troops to ensure agility, physical fitness and combat readiness of troops adding that training is one of the cardinal planks of the Chief of Army Staff’s mission and vision.

Some of the events to be featured in the year’s competition include, Map Reading Competition, Weapons Handling/Shooting Competition at the Guards Brigade Range, Keffi; Physical Fitness Exercise involving 3.2kilometre endurance run, Obstacle Crossing, Stripling and Assembly.

Three teams drawn from the Army headquarters and other Army Departments in Abuja are partaking in the competition with team led by Major RA Dewan while the 2i/c is Capt. OA Dayo Karim, Team B is led by Major YY Aliyu while the 2 i/c is Capt. YI Bagudu and Team C is led by Major M Badeh and the 2 i/c is Capt. FO Ogbu.

Credit to Security Kings

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