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TANAH JAMBU, Thursday 31st January 2019 – The Opening ceremony for Officer Cadet School for Intake 18 was held today at the Auditorium of Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces (DA RBAF), Kampung Tanah Jambu. Present to officiate the opening ceremony of the course was the Commandant of the DA RBAF, Colonel Haji Muhammad Haszaimi bin Bol Hassan.

The Opening ceremony was followed by oath and signing of BAF 122 led by the instructor from OCS DA RBAF. This year intake 18 consists of 83 candidates (61 male and 22 female) whom will be under probation throughout the six weeks of initial basic military training as Probationary Officer Cadet, before they officially commissioned as Officer Cadet of intake 18. The appointment ceremony will be officiated by the Commander of Royal Brunei Armed Forces at the end of the six week.
The commissioning course is a 52 weeks course split into three terms, Generic term, Special to Service term and Final term. The course will focused on Military Leadership and Management, Military Knowledge, Military Skills and attitude apart from developing their physical and mental strength. In addition, spiritual development focusing on the concept of Melayu Islam Beraja will also be emphasized.    This was highlighted in the Commandant’s opening address where he also emphasized that the Officer Cadet Course is a physically and mentally demanding course that requires full commitment from all trainees and the support of parents or guardians. The ceremony was attended by the Defence Academy Officers and instructors as well as the Probationary Officer Cadets parents and guardians.