154 officers commence Higher Defence Management Course
As many as 154 officers in the rank of Colonels and their equivalent in the Navy, Air Force and Paramilitary forces, including 10 from friendly nations, today commenced the 44 weeks Higher Defence Management Course at the College of Defence Management at nearby Secunderabad.
In his inaugural address, Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson, Army Commander, South Western Command, shared his experiences to amplify the impact and importance the course has in empowering every future leader in the aspects of Command, leadership and Management, a defence release said. He asked officers to maintain true congruence between what they truly are, with what they actually portray and exhorted them to continue the quest for knowledge so as to remain contemporary and relevant, it said.
The course is being attended by 10 officers from foreign countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Vietnam.
This is the first time an officer from China has joined HDMC at the College of Defence Management, the release said. This College is a premier tri-services institution, acknowledged as a Centre of Excellence for imparting training in defence management. The curriculum covers various management subjects related to Behavioural Sciences, Decision Sciences, Resource Management and Research Methodology.