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TANAH JAMBU, Wednesday, 11 October 2023 – The Honourable Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of Defence II, presided over the Graduation Ceremony of the 13th Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course (RBAF CSC). The ceremony took place this afternoon at the Auditorium of the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF), Kampung Tanah Jambu. This momentous event signifies the successful conclusion of the 13th Command and Staff Course Cohort, a comprehensive 40-week course. A total of 35 distinguished graduates, including 18 RBAF officers, 1 RBPF officer, and 16 International officers from 14 different countries, graduated from this prestigious program.

The RBAF CSC is a vital component of professional military education, designed to prepare mid-level officers for high-ranking command and staff roles within the military. It represents the pinnacle of formal military education within the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, catering to both local and international officers.

During the graduation ceremony, four notable awards were presented to deserving individuals. Major Andrew Keith from the United States Air Force received the Overall Excellence Award, Major Ernest Chin Jun Hao from the Singapore Air Force was honoured with the RBAF Commendation and Academic Excellence Award, and Lieutenant Commander Mohd Hydzir Zuhdi bin Haji Sulaiman, RBN of the Royal Brunei Navy was recognized with the Commandant's Award. This event stands as a testament to the unwavering dedication, exceptional skill, and exemplary leadership demonstrated by these officers throughout their educational journey.