In a first, six female officers complete the staff course
For the first time, six female officers have passed the prestigious Defense Service Staff Course (DSSC) and Defense Service Technical Staff Course (DSTSC) exams, which take place every month of September, officials said.
Four of these officers will complete a one-year course at the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu, alongside their male counterparts from all three services, they said.
Female officers will receive training and orientation on operations, military intelligence, operational logistics, and the administrative aspects of staff appointments.
The prestigious staff course gives proper weighting while being considered for command appointments, they said.
Of the two remaining female officers, one is on the reserve list for the Defense Services Technical Staff Course and the other is shortlisted for the Logistics Administration and Management Course (ALMC)/D&C Course. Intelligence Staff (ISC), the officials said.
More than 1,500 Indian Army officers are taking the DSSC/DSTSC entrance exam, the army said.
This year, for the first time, 22 female army officers (from the Army Service Corps, Army Air Defence, Army Ordinance Corps, Corps of Signals, Corps of Intelligence, Corps of Engineers and the Corps of EME) Commission in the respective Arms and Services, appeared for the review, the officials said.
After passing the entrance exam, officers are nominated to take the course based on merit, which also includes service profile and discipline.
“Of four female officers nominated for the DSSC, one is the wife of an officer who also passed the DSSC exam, making history as the first couple in the military to take the course. together in Wellington,” an official said. .
This milestone is a testament to the transformation of the armed forces towards gender equality and the empowerment of women, the official added.
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