31st July 2018 12:19:17 Hours
One more 5-member group of Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) of the Army on the eve of their departure to Pakistan to receive an overseas exposure under ongoing ‘Army to Army’ interactive programme, introduced by the Commander of the Army for the first time in the Army history called on the Commander, the pioneer of the project this morning (13) and received his guidelines and blessings.
The novel conceptual approach, mooted by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, attaching a greater degree of importance and recognition to the services of RSMs in the organization, received blessings of the Ministry of Defence for the new initiative.
The move is meant to create and promote a platform for exchange of knowledge in all aspects of military logistics, dependable and fast responses to situations and sharing of Sri Lanka's battle experiences with their counterparts.
During their stay, the Sri Lankan team will learn about Pakistan Army training modules for RSMs, logistic roles, organizational skills, defence roles and other related spheres of importance and will meet their counterparts in the Pakistan Army.
Lieutenant General Senanayake considering the contribution of Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs) in his vision to transform the Sri Lanka Army to that of a capacity-based one, treats those SNCOs as a bridge between Officers and soldiers and believes the facilitation of them for an overseas exposure of this nature would inevitably stimulate enhancement of their leadership, logistic and organizational skills while simultaneously enhancing military diplomacy among regional organizations and countries.
Earlier, three more delegations of RSMs, making a significant breakthrough in direct working relations between own SNCOs and those in the Bangladesh Army, Maldivian Army and the Indian Army left to meet their counterparts and returned home having gained extra knowledge on relevant spheres of their duties.