Sergeants Graduation Ceremony
2 May 2015

109 qualified sergeants joined the Georgian Armed Forces. Two training courses - Basic Training for Squad Commanders and Platoon Sergeant Intermediate courses have finished in the Giorgi Antsukhelidze NCO Center today. A course graduation ceremony was arranged in Kojori.

First Deputy Minister of Defence Gocha Ratiani, Chief of General Staff of GAF, Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze and top brass of the Georgian Armed Forces attended the event.

Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze congratulated the sergeants on the accomplishment of the course and wished them success in their future activities. First Deputy Defence Minister Gocha Ratiani also addressed the military and extended them devoted service to homeland. 

Chief of General Staff of the GAF and First Deputy Defence Minister awarded the graduates with the relevant certificates. Chaplain of NCO Center, Father Giorgi blessed the sergeants. At the end of the ceremony the graduates handed over St. Giorgi icon to the NCO Center chapel.

Within the solemn ceremony, the personnel of Giorgi Antsukhelidze NCO Center received certificates of gratitude. 

75 military servicemen attended four month-long Basic Training (Squad Commander) Course. 34 servicemen underwent Platoon Sergeant (Intermediate) Course that lasted 3 months. Under the training program, the sergeants underwent physical preparation, day and night navigation; studied the units commanding rules, basics of tactics, communications, the first medial aid; practiced in drilling and shooting. The exercises were led at the Kojori Training Base.
From now on, the sergeants will return to their units to continue military service there.

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