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National Guard carries out CPX – Shield exercise to enhance operations, security

The exercise aids in developing capabilities in crisis and disaster management and response mechanisms for potential emergency situations to maintain homeland security.

  • Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf, Deputy Chief of the National Guard, emphasized the need for vigilance and caution in light of regional events, to safeguard the nation’s security

  • The exercise enhances coordination, exchanges experiences, and raises the levels of performance, combat readiness, and administrative readiness.

Deputy Chief of the National Guard, Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf, emphasized the need for vigilance and caution in light of regional events, to safeguard the nation’s security. He stressed the importance of enhancing coordination and combat readiness to effectively manage crises and disasters.

Al-Nawaf’s statements came during his attendance and sponsorship of the opening of the National Guard’s Command Centers Exercise (CPX – Shield), focusing on operations center, security systems, and crisis management. The exercise involved participation from the Ministries of Defense and Interior, as well as the General Fire Force. Also present were Lieutenant General Pilot Bandar Al-Muzain, Chief of the General Staff of the Army, and the Undersecretary of the Guard.

National Engineer Lieutenant General Hashem Al-Rifai, Chief of the General Fire Force, was joined by Lieutenant General Khaled Al-Mekrad, Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic and Operations Affairs at the Ministry of Interior. Also present were Major General Yousef Al-Khuda, Assistant Chief of Staff of the Operations and Plans Authority, Major General Mohammed Majed, and several other army officers.

Al-Nawaf conveyed greetings and appreciation from His Highness the Chief of the National Guard, Sheikh Salem Al-Ali, to the participants in the exercise. He also extended wishes for their success, emphasizing that the Command Centers exercise (CPX – Shield) is in line with the directives of the political leadership, represented by the Amir of the country, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces strengthens cooperation and coordination with military colleagues, aligning with the objectives of the National Guard’s guiding document (2025 Protection and Support).

This includes elevating coordination, combat readiness, and efficiency to manage crises and disasters, sharing experiences, and standardizing concepts and procedures across military agencies. This preparedness is crucial for handling diverse circumstances and developments, especially amid surrounding regional events that demand vigilance and caution to uphold homeland security.

Lieutenant General Al-Muzain stressed that such exercises effectively contribute to unifying efforts and integrating roles among the participants, enabling them to work as one team. These exercises enhance coordination, exchange of experiences, and raise the level of performance, combat readiness, and administrative readiness. They also aid in developing capabilities in crisis and disaster management and response mechanisms for potential emergency situations to maintain homeland security.

For his part, Al-Rifai praised the participation of forces from the army, police, and general firefighting force as an embodiment of the importance of joint work, experience sharing, and unification of joint operational concepts in crisis and emergency management.

Al-Mekrad also stated that such exercises contribute to integrating military agencies and enhancing societal security by developing capabilities in disaster and crisis management to maintain homeland security.



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