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First ever military academy inaugurated

First ever military academy inaugurated

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Oct 23, 2013 - 17:21

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A first ever military academy has been inaugurated in a move to strengthen the capacity and enhance professionalism of Afghan National Army (ANA) officers, an official said on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference, Brig Gen. Mohammad Sharif Sharifi, a leading commander of the ANA academy in Kabul said the academy was funded by the Britain.

The military institute is a model of England’s Sundhurst Military Academy where 200 Afghan teachers and another 126 teachers from UK, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia have been assigned to train ANA officers, he added.

He said the first round of training was begun on Sept 23 of the current year where 10,000 persons from 33 provinces have applied for the training with 270 among them were currently under training after being enrolled to the academy.

Duration of the training is one year, and after completion their training, the officers would be promoted to the rank of 2nd lieutenant, he noted.

Head of the academy, Brig Gen. Marcesheen said only brilliant officers were allowed to register and receive training in the academy.

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