TANAH JAMBU, Thursday, 02 March 2023 – The Officer Cadet School (OCS) held a Handover Ceremony of Personal Weapon for Intake 22 at Officer Cadet School Headquarters (OCS HQ). The objective of the event was to officially distribute personal weapons and to instill sense of responsibility to each of POCdts. Present as the Guest of Honour was 768 Lt Col Pg Siti Khatamalzariah binti Pg Haji Kamaludin, the Commanding Officer of OCS. The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Ustaz Abdul Nasir Saufi bin Hassan, Academy’s Religious Teacher. Followed by the handing over of POCdts' Intake 22 personal weapon.
The event continued with a speech by the Guest of Honour, where she congratulated the POCdts for being selected as the Officer Cadets of Intake 22. She highlighted that by receiving the weapon, Royal Brunei Armed Forces have entrusted them to take care of the valuable military asset. She added that the POCdts have accepted a huge responsibility as military, they are to develop basic soldiering in weapon handling and shooting skills in order to become a competent officer cadet.
She emphasised that they will learn the value of security and discipline during training, both of which are crucial for upholding the image of Royal Brunei Armed Forces. Therefore, there will be zero tolerance for negligence as they will be accountable for the security and handling of their own weapons. The Guest of Honour then pledged all POCdts to be more focused and strive for excellence.
She advised each POCdt to maintain a high level of discipline in upholding the core values at all times, regardless whether they are inside or away from the Officer Cadet School. She reminded that safety must always be a priority and that all POCdts should embrace the value of safety, involving both personal safety as well as maintaining equipment. Also in attendance at the event was the Second-In Command of OCS, Intake Commander of OCS, Platoon Commanders, Officers and Instructors of OCS. The ceremony then concluded with the recitation of the Do’a Selamat.