A perceptive study of the ex-combatant officers on the level of person
Combat readiness in military forces generally involves tangible and intangible elements of combat power which are aimed to develop a soldier’s capability to perform a given military task successfully.
The Namibian Defence Forces have a high number of aging ex-combatant officers and some have retired already.
Hence, the study attempted to determine new blood soldiers’ combat readiness while the remaining ex-combatant officers are still active in military duties to ensure maximum personnel combat readiness.
The study therefore identified the criteria used by ex-combatants officers at Anti-Air Defense Brigade to evaluate the level of combat readiness among new blood soldiers of Namibian Army.
The study also determined whether new blood soldier are achieving the level of personnel combat readiness.
The study utilized a qualitative approach through the use of semi-structured interviews to obtain the data.
Anti-Air Defence Brigade has the total population of 20 ex-combatant officers, and 12 ex-combatant have participated in the study.
The study revealed that ex-combatants evaluate physical and mental fitness to determine the level of combat readiness among new blood soldiers.
I am Mr Johannes Amutenya.
I was born in 1980 in the small village called Iipanda- yaamiti situated in omusati region in the land of the brave (Namibia).
I'm a fourth year student at the University of Namibia and I'm soldier by professional.