The Guyana Defence Force, in a major shift, for effective transformation for total national defence, is embarking on an initiative to significantly upgrade its training of Officer Cadets, through the introduction of an Associate Degree in General Studies, as a compulsory element on their road to officership.
According to a report from the GDF, this initiative, which is set to commence with the next cohort of Cadets on Standard Officers Course Number 50, is being undertaken in partnership with the University of Guyana. To this end, the GDF and the University of Guyana have held preliminary discussions regarding the move to enhance the training of the Officer Cadets.
Today, in a follow up move, Brigadier West invited UG Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith and his team to visit the training facilities at the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School at Base Camp Stephenson. There, the visitors benefitted from a briefing regarding the use and administration of the facilities, which was followed by a tour.