The Commissioner Western Mr. Mesake Ledua officially opened the Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV) Military Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) course at the Lololo training area in Lautoka on Monday.
The course which will be conducted by the Blackrock Peacekeeping School under the Directorate Peace Support Operations will be according to UN standards for Employments of PMV’s in various mission areas under challenging security situations that the RFMF is currently being exposed too.
Military training is vital as it aims to develop and improve the capability of military personnel in their respective role. In addition to this, the course is also designed to expand each participant’s knowledge with PMV TTP hence they can conduct internal training within their units which will enable RFMF personnel to be multi-skilled and be better prepared for Middle-East deployments
.Speaking during the opening ceremony, Mr. Ledua stated that the conduct of the course shows the direction the government of Fiji is heading towards.
“In terms of International relationships it has established, the regional and international commitment and pledges it has put forth to the UNGA and overall marks a new beginning where Fiji has stepped forward to show that it can punch way above its weight and compete on the international scene,” Mr.Ledua said.
A total of 31 RFMF personnel including 5 police officers will undergo three weeks of training at the Lololo training area.