| Rokiah Mahmud |
THE Officer Cadet School (OCS), Defence Academy of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) yesterday held an insignia presentation ceremony at the Gurkha Reserve Unit Officer’s Mess.
Thirty candidates, who underwent the Armed Forces Commissioning Board (AFCB) conducted from September 9-19, were appointed as Officer Cadets of the RBAF.
Initially, 57 out of 133 candidates made it through the AFCB selection process and out of the 57, only 30 successful candidates were appointed.
This clearly shows that OCS has come to be recognised as a centre of excellence with the focus on quality aside from quantity.
The newly-appointed Officer Cadets were presented with their new insignia by the Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Major General Dato Paduka Seri Mohd Tawih bin Abdullah.
Also present were Services Commanders and Commandant of Defence Academy of the RBAF, military directors, senior officers as well as family members of the newly-appointed Officer Cadets.
One of the cadets, OCDT (L) Qurratul’ Aini Qayyimah binti Dr Al-Haj Zelzy, said that all obstacles and challenges that they have been through have paid off with the awarding of the insignia.
She added that all the experiences that she has obtained will be used as her guidelines in accomplishing her career in the future.
Meanwhile, OCDT (U) Adi Rusydi bin Omar said that the challenges came from not only the selection process, but also while establishing cooperation, networks and understanding among his colleagues.
“There were 29 other candidates aside from me, and we needed to understand and work together as a team. Without the cooperation, it would not have been a success,” he added.