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TANAH JAMBU, Friday, 07 January 2022 - The Opening Ceremony of the Intermediate Staff Course 21/2022 (ISC 21/2022) was held today at the Auditorium of the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF), Kampung Tanah Jambu. Present to officiate the opening ceremony was the Guest of Honour, Colonel Pengiran Sharifuddin bin Pengiran Haji Yusof, Commandant of DA RBAF.

The opening ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and verses of Surah Luqman led by the course participant, Lieutenant Mohd Haziq @ Ahmad bin Mohd Ali, Royal Brunei Navy (RBN), and followed by the Guest of Honour’s opening remarks.

In his remarks, he stated that as the nation adapts to the pandemic protocols, the course continues to maintain its aim to develop participants' analytical thinking skills, whilst exchanging ideas and perspectives through joint exchange. Apart from that, the course will introduce participants to a paradigm shift to the next military leadership evolution, from tactical to operational, that will demand new ways of thinking, tackling and solving problems. By the end of his remarks, he also reminded that one should not be complacent with the declining number of COVID-19 cases in Brunei and urged everyone to maintain social responsibilities where appropriate.

ISC 21/2022 is a 13-week course conducted by the Leadership and Management Centre (LMC), with the objective to prepare officers at the rank of Captain / Lieutenant, RBN to undertake staff responsibilities in single service and joint environment. ISC is a mandatory career course for RBAF officers holding the rank of Captain / Lieutenant, RBN prior to being promoted to Major / Lieutenant Commander. 

Total attendees for ISC 21/2022 are 33 officers, comprising of 16 officers from Royal Brunei Land Force, 7 officers from Royal Brunei Navy, 9 officers from Royal Brunei Air Force and one officer from the Royal Brunei Police Force.