Bandar Seri Begawan - Major General Dato Paduka Seri Hj Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, the Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) officiated the opening of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course 3 (RBAF CSC 3) yesterday.
According to a press statement, the course comprises of 29 officers, from Brunei as well as from Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
The Royal Brunei Police Force and the Internal Security Department are also represented in the course.
The Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff College was officially opened by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in November 2010. The college conducts the Command and Staff Course (CSC) which offers a Masters in International Security, in partnership with Massey University of New Zealand.
This is a key career course of 39 weeks, which is attended by military officers holding the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel. Since inception, the college has successfully conducted two courses.
In opening the RBAF CSC 3, the Commander of RBAF, highlighted the challenges contemporary military commanders face today. Increasingly the operational role of the armed forces means moving away from traditional ones to those that are less familiar with and not adequately equipped to handle.
Therefore it is essential for the armed forces to reorient themselves to remain ready and relevant to meet the new challenges. He said that commanders play an important role in this new operating environment characterised by ambiguity and uncertainty.
He urged the Command and Staff Course participants to take this opportunity offered by the college to prepare themselves to lead their respective armed forces into the future.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin