Naval officers' diplomas awarded by DCI to Kuwaiti and Libyan cadets
A new batch of CENOE cadets from the Kuwait Naval Forces and the Libyan
Navy received their first officers' stripes. This military ceremony,
placed under the presidency of Rear Admiral Philippe HELLO, commanding
the Naval Academy and the Poulmic school group, is the occasion to award
the trainees their officers' epaulettes.
A cadet receives its Naval Officer diplomas from Jean-Michel PALAGOS,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DCI
(Naval academy training courses for foreign officers), that are entrusted
to DCI-NAVFCO, train non-French-speaking foreign officers under a partnership
with the French Navy. The objective of this four-year course is to provide
foreign officer trainees with military, maritime and scientific education.
On return to their homeland, they will be able to fulfil the functions
of Officer Of the Watch or Engineering Officer Of the Watch, as well
as Head of Department functions on board small ships.
«This ceremony marks a milestone in the career path of these
future naval officers,» declared Jean-Michel PALAGOS, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of DCI. «It enhances DCI's experience
in the transfer of French Navy know-how and life skills to these officers.
Countries like Kuwait and Libya trust us to train their future officers.
We are extremely pleased with this and strive to make these fruitful