Graduation Ceremony of 8th Intake of the Defence Academy

The defence academy of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, RBAF is undoubtedly one of the symbols of progress and development of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. In a fast-changing global landscape filled with uncertainties, the role of the armed forces has become more multi-dimensional and this should be matched realistically in the education and training programmes given to its members. The Second Minister of Defence is confident that the Defence Academy has attached due importance to this issue as reflected in their training curricula. The introduction of the Operational Military Appreciation Process, OMAP in this course for example, is unique to military planning which is well known for being meticulous and thorough. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof stated the matter at the Graduation Ceremony of the 8th Intake of The Command and Staff College Defence Academy yesterday morning.

At the ceremony, Phil Morrison of the Brunei Relationship Manager from the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, New Zealand presented the Massey University's Academic Excellence Award to Commander Ian Fyfe-Green of the Royal Navy United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, 31 officers completed the 8th Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course, RBAF CSC 8 received the certificate which was presented by The Second Minister of Defence. The RBAF CSC Commendation award went to 673 Major (Udara) Hasnul Alwe bin Haji Matassan, Royal Brunei Air Force and the RBAF CSC Overall Excellence Award went to Major Ee Pinn Hwee Joe of the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The 40-week course jointly organised by New Zealand's Massey University. Also present, Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, The Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Dato Paduka Seri Haji Muhammad Jammy bin Haji Mohd Shah Al-Islam, the Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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