Young Leaders Training Wing- Indian Army
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat in another landmark initiative has called for reorganising and reforming the Young Leaders Training Wing at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai. The new programme aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of serving Army jawans to help them clear the Service Selection Board (SSB) Exam, to enable them to serve the nation as Commissioned Officers. The preparation program, comprising of an intensive personality enrichment course, is designed to enhance a jawan’s odds of selection for pre-commission training at OTA Chennai.
Addressing the first batch of 200 trainees and the faculty of the Young Leaders Training Wing, the Chief of Army Staff emphasized the importance of development of leadership traits, character, communication skills, analytical ability and rational decision-making skills for all junior leaders aspiring to be officers in the Indian Army. The Army Chief highlighted the need for ‘leaders who lead by example’ and leaders who rise from the rank and file, leaders who are compassionate and decisive to take bold actions. “Future battlefields will be affected by cyber warfare and there may be communication failures, but not command failures. That is why we need leaders at all levels, leaders who can take decisions under challenging conditions. Such leaders need to bring victory to their respective unit or sub-unit and make history for the Indian Army, as there are no runners-up in war.” The Chief of Army Staff presented the Young Leaders Training Wing banner to Lieutenant General Sanjeev Kanal, Commandant, OTA and the mission statement was presented to Major General A. Arun, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, OTA.