On 17 March 2017, 34 RDF and 2 RNP officers graduated from the Junior Command and Staff Course 09 at Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDF-CSC), Musanze District.
The graduation ceremony was presided over by the Commandant of the RDF-CSC, Maj Gen J. Bosco Kazura, on behalf of the RDF Chief of Defence Staff.
Maj Gen Kazura and Chief Instructor Col Majyambere (2nd right) presenting a gift to one of the best student
In his remarks, the Commandant congratulated the graduates for having demonstrated high standards of discipline and good conduct during the 4 months course. Maj Gen Kazura went on expressing his confidence that the course has enabled the officers to become better commanders and staff officers both at tactical and operational levels. “The College has given you ample skills that will help you to understand and implement your senior commanders’vision with precision and resolve and be able to efficiently lead your subordinates. This clearly means that you are ready to be deployed and assume some of the most key responsibilities whether in military operations or at any staff officer positions of your level”, General Kazura said.
Maj Gen Kazura further urged the officers to uphold RDF values and expressed gratitude to spouses and families of the graduates for their relentless support in assisting the officers to successfully complete the course.
Col Justus Majyambere the Chief Instructor of the RDF Command and Staff College, declared that the College is overjoyed to graduate military leaders who have reached a satisfactory level of capacity that will enable them to deal with security challenges and leading their subordinates towards achieving the goals set out by the senior leadership. He urged the officers to keep on displaying resilience, dedication, hard work, commitment and humility they demonstrated throughout their stay at the College.
Maj Callixte MIGABO and Capt Alexis KAREMERA emerged as the overall best student and the second overall best student, respectively. The best Commandant’s Paper was won by Capt Jacqueline UWAMAHORO. The Paper is the final research work that every student must produce in order to successfully complete the Junior Command and Staff Course.
The ceremony was attended by RDF and RNP Senior Officers and other ranks, spouses and family relatives of graduates as well as Local Authorities of the Northern Province.