Hyderabad: The College of Defence Management (CDM), Secunderabad celebrated its 48th Raising Day here on Saturday.
Born of the felt need of the armed forces to train officers on contemporary management thought and to create enlightened future strategic leaders, the College came into existence on December 8. It has emerged as the premier training institution for all three services (Army, Navy and Air Force).
The CDM also trains officers from friendly foreign countries. Alumni of CDM hold important and senior positions in the hierarchy of the Armed Forces. CDM alumni include officers from 22 friendly foreign countries besides officers from the three services and the Indian Coast Guard.
At present, 154 selected officers of the rank of Colonels and their equivalent in the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard including 10 officers from foreign countries viz., Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Mozambique, Nigeria, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Vietnam, are undergoing training.
The CDM prepares the senior strategic leadership of the Armed Forces through its flagship Higher Defence Management Course which facilitates learning in important management verticals essential for strategic leadership challenges.
The celebrations were attended by serving and retired alumni. Celebrations included the traditional cake cutting and a skillful talent show by budding artists which witnessed enthusiastic participation by all.
Major General Sandeep Sharma, Commandant of CDM, exhorted all to remain committed to the motto of the College – “Victory through Excellence”.