Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Colonel Evans Oguga recently presided over the graduation ceremony of the Defence Train-the-Trainers (DTTT) course at the Kenya Naval Training College in Mtongwe, Mombasa.
Conducted by a team of twelve UK Royal Marine Commandos, the four-week course was tailored towards equipping the Kenya Navy Marines instructors with knowledge, skills, tactics and methods of instructions to transform them into better Marine Commando instructors, as an enabler of domesticating commando training in the Kenya Navy.
In his speech, Colonel Oguga congratulated all graduates for the relentless determination and resilience that helped record phenomenal achievement within the short period of training.
He reiterated that the exemplary performance exhibited throughout the course was commendable and will improve the level of professionalism in the Kenya Navy and the Kenya Defence Forces at large.
He further encouraged the graduates to consistently put into practice the skills acquired to enable them become refined instructors for the future of Kenya Navy Marine Commandos training.
Commander Karen Hill, the British High Commission to Kenya representative, commended the graduates for the commitment and extra-ordinary efforts observed during the training sessions and urged them to keep striving to be the very best.
“The reflection of the four weeks marine commando training is a true testament of the bright days to come and the epicenter of building a holistic unit to serve the people of Kenya in future areas of deployment,” said Commander Karen.
Fourteen Kenya Navy Marine Commandos instructors graduated after the rigorous mental, psychological and tactical training.