FORTY-FOUR ranks, including five from the Guyana Police Force, four from the Guyana People’s Militia and two each from the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana prison Service, are undertaking the Skill-at-Arms Course 2019-02.
Commanding Officer of the four Eng Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Selwyn Austin, delivered the charge to the ranks.
“You will be training with platoon weapons. The terminal objective is to enable you to become fully competent in improving your overall shooting ability and enhance your knowledge while also becoming competent to coach others from stages one through three for the battle shot. However, in order to achieve this overarching goal, you must become proficient at weapon handling using the platoon and small arms weapons.
You must also understand and execute the functions of a coach during all grouping practice and improve the grouping standard from all shooting positions using the very weapons,” he said.
He added, “The GDF’s survival depends on the continuous training of our human resources. Take your training seriously because you shall be called upon to transfer your knowledge and teach these skills to the other members of your unit/department,” he added.
The course is scheduled to run for six weeks and training will be conducted at Base camp Stephenson and the Colonel John Clarke Military School at Tacama.