By Qian Xiaohu and Li Dayong
NANJING, April 25 (ChinaMil) -- The first professional skills competition for combat staff officers of the PLA Army kicked off in a training range in Nanjing on Monday. A total of 210 staff officers from Army units at and above group army level participated in the competition.
All the participants in full combat gear of over 10 kg weight took part in a precision shooting event immediately after a 3-km cross-country race on Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday afternoon, in four hours, five contests were held successively including the contests of remote sensing image interpretation, graph calculation and analysis, integrated generation of battlefield situation diagramming and computer-aided military plotting.
Participants of the competition were selected based on recommendations and random sampling to ensure the fairness of the competition.
The competition is designed to examine the professional competence of the staff officers of the PLA Army. A group of excellent staff officers stood out from the competition.