Sixty-Five officers and soldiers of the Lebanese Army were awarded certificates of completion issued by AUST and validated by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education in a graduation ceremony in celebration of their successful completion of a training program at AUST.
The program, conceptualized and supported by AUST, focused on Linux and Computer Forensics, Web Development (Asp.net), Human Resources in Project Management, 3D after effects, and included modules delivered in a stimulating and creative approach that engages and challenges the learner; real-life examples added relevance and increased the learners’ comprehension of learned concepts.
The event started with the Lebanese National Anthem and a welcome word followed by a short documentary on AUST. The audience then enjoyed watching a short film produced by the Media Department of AUST that showed snapshots of the various training workshops that members of the General Security and the Lebanese Army attended. AUST President Hiam Sakr then gave her word in which she stressed the importance of professional development in the pursuit of stability and security. President Sakr talked about the bravery and sacrifices of the Lebanese Army that is held in high respect among all Lebanese. She further stressed how this training provided officers and soldiers with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform more complex duties and missions. Afterwards, representative of the Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, Brigadier- General Amine Al Orom, Director of Education at the Lebanese Army, gave a short speech in which he thanked AUST for the professional training, and expressed his wish for further collaboration at all levels. Brigadier-General Al Orom then proceeded to elaborate on the importance of enhancing professional military education of officers and soldiers in order for them to excel in their units.
President Sakr and VP Riad Sakr then presented the Lebanese Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, with a plaque of appreciation which Brigadier-General Al Orom accepted on his behalf. General Al Orom in return presented President Sakr with an award from the Lebanese Army Commander in recognition of AUST’s efforts. The distribution of certificates followed and the event ended with cutting the cake on which the logos of both AUST and the Lebanese Army were patterned.