A scene from the graduation of the first batch of Saudi women soldiers in Riyadh on Sept. 1, 2021. (Screengrab from Ministry of Defense video)
In another historic moment in Kingdom’s women empowerment reforms and initiatives, the first batch of women soldiers from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center graduated on Wednesday.
The Chief of the General Staff Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili graced the graduation ceremony after completion of the 14-week basic individual course that began on May 30.
Addressing the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Adel Al-Balawi, head of the Armed Forces Education and Training Authority, said that the center aims to provide excellent professional training services for female staff of the Ministry of Defense in the vocational areas that the ministry is in need.
“The center has an important mission, which is to provide distinguished training programs and curricula and an ideal educational environment in accordance with international quality standards that meet the needs of the armed forces of female cadres.
“This aims to achieve better performance that helps realize the ministry’s goals in the future,” he said.
#VIDEO: In another historic moment in Kingdom’s women empowerment reforms and initiatives, the first batch of women soldiers from the Armed Forces Women’s Cadre Training Center graduated on Wednesday. @modgovksa —https://t.co/hTwSS7nULm pic.twitter.com/qHOITV9Arm— Saudi Gazette (@Saudi_Gazette) September 1, 2021
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