Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander, has granted medals of Excellent Service and Royal Commendation on a number of officers, non-commissioned officers and cadets of the Ministry of Defence, the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO).
The ceremony was presided over by Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, at Bait Al Falaj Camp. Sayyid Badr conferred the medals on the honoured personnel in appreciation for their sincere service and self-denial in performing their national duty.
Sayyid Badr congratulated the officers and cadets, praising them and urging them to exert more efforts to promote their country’s status under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, the Supreme Commander.
The ceremony was attended by Mohammed bin Nasser al Rasbi, Secretary-General at the Ministry of Defence, Lt Gen Ahmed bin Harith al Nabhani, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Maj Gen Mattar bin Salim al Balushi, Commander of the Royal Army of Oman (RAO), Air Vice Marshal Mattar bin Ali al Obidani, Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO), Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis al Raeesi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), Maj Gen Khalifa bin Abdullah al Junaibi, Commander of the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) and Maj Gen Salim bin Musallam Qattan, Commandant of the National Defence College (NDC). –ONA