Defence Academy Advanced Command and Staff Course closing ceremony

26 July 2019 / Categories: DA News and Events

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom welcomed Lieutenant General Jameel Abdullah Al-Shamary, President of Iraq Defence University for Military Studies to Defence Academy, Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC) closing ceremony, held on 25 July 2019. 

Defence Academy of the United Kingdom welcomed Lieutenant General Jameel Abdullah Al-Shamary, President of Iraq Defence University for Military Studies to Defence Academy, Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC) closing ceremony, held on 25 July 2019. Lieutenant General Jameel Abdullah Al-Shamary speech to ACSC students, acknowledges growing relationships between UK and partners across the Middle East promoting bilateral support of Professional Military Educational in Defence and Security

The flagship ACSC course represents a unique opportunity for our people and our allies’ defence forces to address future security and defence challenges at home and abroad enhancing relationships with nations across the world. ACSC has just over 100 students per academic year comprising of 40% of international students coming from 58 countries, bringing a unique international educational perspective.

 ACSC international students reflect on their time spent at Defence Academy

Lieutenant Colonel Manea Alajmi, Kuwait Air Force said: 

“I have really enjoyed this year.  Knowledge and experience like this will never happen again.  It is a great opportunity to be with nations from all around the world.  All course members, staff, students and people in the UK have left a lasting trace on me.”

Squadron Leader Teresa Wynter Royal Australian Air Force said:

 “ACSC 22 has been challenging academically, absolutely packed full of amazing opportunities and a once in a lifetime experience for my family.  The International Student Body has created an extended family, culturally rich and all about people.  The students, families and staff members make this course an incredible, unforgettable ride.”

Lieutenant General Jameel Abdullah Al-Shamary spoke of his honour sharing this special day, congratulated ACSC students, highlighting the importance of international friendships to take forward international defence careers. 

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