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BDF holds warrant officers’ course

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

BDF holds warrant officers’ course

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FOURTEEN BARBADOS Defence Force officers are now poised to become Warrant Officers following the completion of the first such course of its kind in Barbados.
Course officer Lieutenant Commander Neville Springer said the force usually sent interested officers overseas to take part in the Warrant Officer course but this time around, the numbers were high enough to warrant holding it here at St Ann’s Fort.
“This is the first course of its kind in house,” he said.
Springer said he was pleased with the results of the course, which boasted a 100 per cent pass rate. He said the aim was to develop the knowledge of those with the necessary leadership qualities for promotion to the rank.
He said it comprised two main components – an academic one and a moral, welfare and recreation component.
In giving the feature address, Chief of staff Lieutenant Colonel Alvin Quintyne told the officers to make sure they were fully prepared for what they were striving for as the post was a unique one which demanded the best from them. As mid management, he said they would be a vital link between both junior and senior staff and would be expected to show discipline, respect, honesty, integrity and selflessness. (CA)