In-service training : The Gendarmerie non-commissioned officer school sends off graduates
Successful trainees of the 41st class of the Technical Aptitude Certificate No. 2 General Service (CAT2/SG) Course received their certificates on Friday 24 May 2024.

The ceremony was chaired by the Brigadier General, Commander of the First Gendarmerie Region, who was representing the Secretary of State to the Minister of Defence, in charge of the National Gendarmerie.


Brigadier General TOUNGUE Elias arrived at the High Command for Gendarmerie Schools and Training Centres (CECIG) at 10.55 a.m.

After the General had received military honours and moved into the VIP stand, Colonel ENGOZO Sylvain, the Commander of the Gendarmerie Schools and Training Centres (COMECIG), took the floor to welcome the representative of Mr SED/CGN and his retinue.


He stated that apart of the training they received, the trainees took part in numerous activities during the course. These include securing the 2023 end-of-year festivities, securing the celebrations marking the 52nd edition of the National Day, as well as their active participation in the 20 May 2024 military parade chaired by the Head of State, Commander of the Armed Forces.


Speaking in his turn, Lieutenant-Colonel BAYIHA Ben, Course Director who is also commanding the Non-Commissioned Officer School, presented the conduct of the course which has come to an end. The training of these aspiring non-commissioned officers comprised five modules: law enforcement, hierarchy in the Gendarmerie, general knowledge, criminal investigation and counter-terrorism. They now have the necessary skills to serve as group leaders and to diligently conduct investigations


Of the 1,017 Student NCO who took part in the final exam, only 1,013 scored an average mark superior or equal to 10/20, for an overall success rate of 99.60%.

Speaking to the graduates, Brigadier General TOUNGUE Elias reminded them of the prominent place of NCOs within the Forces, and urged them to give their best upon return to their units.

Some of the highlights of the ceremony included a military parade led by Lieutenant-Colonel BIYIHA. This was followed by a group photograph and a cocktail