SHINKIARI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited Junior Leaders Academy (JLA), a premium army institution which imparts training on basic professional skills and leadership traits to Junior Commissioned officers (JCOs) and Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of Pakistan armed forces as well as from number of friendly foreign Countries, in Shinkiari.
The COAS was given detailed briefing by the commandant, said a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
On directions of the COAS, the academy is being upgraded as “Centre of Excellence for the Junior Military Leadership” with enhanced capacity and facilities.
The COAS said that training of junior leaders is extremely important as in modern warfare they have a critical role to play.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa also interacted with the faculty and was pleased to see young officers from Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Malakand as instructors.
The Inspector General, Training, and Evaluation (IGT&E) Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman and the Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza were also present during the visit.