FORTY members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Commando Squadron completed an intensive two-week training programme focused on enhancing their ability to combat drug trafficking operations and other transnational crimes.
The training was made possible by the Marine Corps Forces North (MARFORNORTH) and funded by the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).
The purpose of the training exercise was to enhance RBDF officers’ skills in several areas including rifle marksmanship, close quarter combat and intelligence gathering.
MARFORNORTH designed the programme to develop leadership at all levels by providing the full spectrum of tactics, techniques, and procedures required during urban combat and counter narcotics operations.
The RBDF marines also completed the “Combat Lifesaver” training course to improve casualty care capabilities during combat missions.
This latest exercise follows a similar training that was conducted in March of this year and funded by USNORTHCOM.