| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE development and management of human resources is an essential element in fulfilling Brunei Darussalam’s defence policy in capability enhancement. This requires greater expertise, professionalism and skills in personnel at the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).
The recently-concluded 14th Junior Staff Course (JSC) for junior military officers was one of the initiatives to realise this goal. The 14-week course, conducted from September 8 to December 12, marked its successful completion during a closing ceremony at the Aminuddin Ihsan Lecture Theatre of the Command and Staff Course Building, Defence Academy RBAF in Sungai Akar.
Twenty participants including six military officers from the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and an officer from the Royal Brunei Police Force attended the course.
The guest of honour was Acting Commander of RBAF, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz bin Haji Mohd Tamit. He urged students to strive hard and work beyond their capabilities to raise the standards while continuously examining and analysing new approaches and best practices to tackle future challenges.
Apart from distributing certificates, the guest of honour also presented awards to those who excelled in the course. Captain Kuah Weiqi from the Republic Singapore Navy was awarded for the ‘Best Service Paper’ while Captain Azura binti Hidup was awarded for ‘The Best Research Essay’ and the ‘Overall Best Student’.
Also at the ceremony were service commanders, acting deputy commissioner of police, commandants, defence attachés and defence advisers, senior military and civilian officers, directing staff and RBAF officers.