COAS witness PACES championshipSeptember 17, 2014
Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif witnessed the concluding ceremony of Inter Regimental Centre ‘Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System’ (PACES) Championship held at Junior Leaders Academy Shinkiari on Thursday. 18 x teams participated in the championship.
PACES has been introduced to further enhance physical fitness standards in the Army to successfully face challenging environment of the future battlefield. It relies on modern techniques and focuses on individuals rather than group based development.
COAS appreciated the phenomenal performance and competitive spirit and the efforts of both trainers and trainees in achieving these standards.
Emphasizing on the need of physical fitness for a soldier, the COAS reiterated that peace time training is the only guarantor for success during war. He also lauded all ranks for their unflinching resolve in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
Later, COAS gave away trophies to winner and runner up teams and medals for best individual performances. Individual medals were won by Sepoy Gulfam, Sepoy Mohammad Zubair, Sepoy Naveed Ashraf and Sepoy Babar Ali.
Earlier on arrival at Junior Leaders Academy, Chief of Army Staff was received by Lieutenant General Ikram Ul Haq, Inspector General Training and Evaluation.