Commandant Kenya Naval Coaching School (KNTC) Colonel Eliud Keter on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, formally launched the inaugural Kenya Navy Marine Commandos Fundamental Coaching Course.
Facilitated by the UK Royal Marines, the Course contains 30 contributors drawn from the Kenya Navy Particular Operations Squadron (SOS) made up of the Diving Unit, Particular Boat Unit and Marines (ranger regiment).
In the course of the colourful ceremony held on the School’s floor, Col Keter welcomed the Royal Marines staff to Kenya Navy stating that their presence and experience are vital within the formation of a lean Marine Commandos Unit within the Navy.
He congratulated the course contributors for making it into this system after a rigorous choice course of.
“These 12 weeks coaching journey will take a look at your bodily and psychological limits however profitable completion of the course will probably be very substantial and worthwhile to you and to KN at giant,” stated the commandant.
He emphasised on stringent commentary of army self-discipline, private bearing, timeliness, professionalism and respect to authority in adherence to strict requirements of the coaching. He additional underscored the need of teamwork and cooperation through the coaching interval to make it successful.
The Commandant additionally thanked the UK Authorities for the assist and collaboration an indication of robust bonds between the 2 international locations.
The Commander SOS Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Rono famous that the Course is vital to the Navy because it types an vital milestone in efforts of forming a fully-fledged, mission succesful Marine Corps.
Lt Col Rono added that the contributors will probably be anticipated to achieve abilities in tactical fight casualty care, weapon dealing with strategies, shut quarter battle, communications and amphibious operations through the three phased coaching.
The British Kenya Marines Commandos and Workforce Commander at UK 40 Commando Royal Marines Captain Toby Robeson, was grateful for being accorded the uncommon alternative of coaching the primary batch of Kenya Navy Marines Commandos.
“Our job right here will not be straightforward as we’re not going to be coaching the Marines as we do to civilians/recruits. This can be a extra difficult case as we’re wanting on how the Kenya Navy Marines function to assist us perceive their tradition of coaching to include with UK Royal Marines Commandos values and requirements. Nevertheless, we’re as much as the duty” stated Capt Toby.
The 14-week Course is geared in direction of producing an elite first–of–its–type Marines Commandos Unit, which is lean, competent and succesful, specialised in neutralizing threats at sea in addition to on land.