| Hakim Hayat |
HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has called on newly commissioned military officers to boost their skill levels and emphasised the importance of strength and integrity of the younger generation for the country’s future.
The monarch, who is also the Minister of Defence and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF), delivered a titah during the Sovereign’s Parade Ceremony of the Officer Cadet School (OCS)’s 12th Intake at the Parade Square in Sungai Akar Camp, where 22 Officer Cadets were commissioned as RBAF Officers.
While calling for continuous knowledge and skill enhancement in the military, His Majesty added that this is vital in generating quality and professional military officers who are tech-savvy and competitive. “They are truly required to master safety procedures to prevent any unwanted circumstances,” His Majesty added.
The monarch also called for continuous skill enhancement of trainers through best practices and said an effective selection procedure is required to ensure only the most qualified trainers are chosen for the RBAF’s Training Institute.
The introduction of a Virtual Learning Environment, His Majesty said, is expected to give a fresh experience in the learning process.
Congratulating all the 22 Officer Cadets for their courage in entering a military career, His Majesty said the 48-week rigorous and intensive training was a positive and life-changing experience that characterised true leadership. “We must bear in mind that everyone is a leader and is responsible for their leadership.
“A leader must also remain persevered to attain merit,” His Majesty added.
In the titah, His Majesty also emphasised the younger generation’s role in shaping the country’s future. “If they possess physical and spiritual strengths, Insya Allah, it will reflect on the nation and if they are weak, our resistance and safety will be at risk,” the monarch said.
His Majesty also said the future calls for the loyalty and commitment of the Officer Cadets. “They are required to keep abreast with time and must remain vigilant to face the unexpected.”
His Majesty also expressed his appreciation for and commended the OCS’s Commandant, Commander and trainers for all their hard work in tirelessly organising and implementing the successful 48-week training.
As the Sovereign’s Parade marks the culmination of military training, His Majesty said it is also a historical day for the Officer Cadets’ parents and guardians and expressed his appreciation for their unwavering support.