With the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, 42 Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) officers were promoted to the next rank in a ceremony at the Officers’ Mess, Berakas Garrison yesterday.
Commander of the RBAF Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud awarded the new insignias to the officers. The newly promoted officers included one senior officer, Commander Haji Sarif Pudin bin Haji Matserudin promoted to Substantive Colonel/Captain (RBN).
Nine officers were promoted to Acting Lieutenant Colonel/Commander (RBN); 18 officers were promoted to Substantive Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN); seven officers were promoted to Acting Major/Lieutenant Commander (RBN); and seven officers were promoted to Substantive Captain/Lieutenant (RBN).
Present at the ceremony was Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof. Also in attendance were service commanders, commandants, directors, senior officers and officers of the Ministry of Defence and RBAF, as well as family members.