In furtherance of the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s command priority of professionalism and personnel readiness of organization members, New Entry 59 and Women 28 completed a three week course comprising of Crisis and Disaster Management Training, Non-Lethal Weapons Training, and Standards of Training Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW) today at HMBS Coral Harbour. This is the second cohort of new entrants that have been offered this training and it is the goal of the Crisis and Disaster Management Department to train all Defence Force personnel to safely and effectively use these techniques.The Crisis and Disaster training is designed to prepare marines to better respond to disastrous situations and provide personnel with the valuable tools necessary to function more efficiently when called upon to carry out their duties. Armed with this ability, marines will be able to operate and survive in the field when deployed during a crisis and apply practical knowledge in responding to an event resulting in mass fatalities.The Non- Lethal Weapons Familiarization Training will prepare marines to handle X2 Tom A Swift Electric Rifles (TASERs) offering them an alternative in the use of lethal force to control or de-escalate a situation. The STCW training covered theoretical and practical aspects in shipboard Fire Fighting, Evacuation and Abandoning Ship Procedures and Survival at Sea. This particular training is an international convention which defines the training required for all persons employed at sea.In ‘Guarding Our Heritage’ the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to ensure its personnel are knowledgeable and well prepared to respond when called upon in moments of crisis and disaster.