20 officers complete Junior Staff Course

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TWENTY uniformed officers yesterday completed the Junior Staff Course (JSC) in preparation for their respective staff appointments.

The 14th intake comprised six foreign officers from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as a Royal Brunei Police Force member and 13 officers from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

A closing ceremony was held at the Staff College Building at the Sungai Akar Camp where participants received their certificates from First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Abdul Aziz Hj Mohd Tamit.

The Acting RBAF Commander also presented the Overall Best Student Award to Captain Azura Hidup for her performance and commitment throughout the 14-week course.

The RBAF military lawyer also received the Best Research Essay Award for her writing on the extent to which torture is justified in combatting terrorism.

In her comprehensive essay, Captain Azura discussed the current use of torture as an instrument to fight terrorism in light of the events after September 11.

She presented arguments for both the support and disapproval of torture, followed by an analysis on the justification of its use in the fight against terrorism.

Singapore’s Captain Kuah Weiqi won the Best Service Paper Award for his topic on the retention of military personnel.

Inspired by his personal experience and interactions with international military personnel, the paper was written to provide comprehensive analysis and evaluation, as well as practical recommendations, for the Singapore Armed Forces in retaining their experienced personnel.

Organised by the RBAF Defence Academy’s Leadership and Management Centre, JSC developed the knowledge, skills and attitude of the participants to prepare them for their responsibilities as future staff officers.

The course focused on honing skills such as professional knowledge, leadership and management, communication and operational planning.

Junior officers were expected to become more effective, decisive, competent and proactive officers upon completion of the course.

The Brunei Times