The opening ceremony of the Junior Officer Staff Course (JSC) 2015 was held yesterday at the Command Staff Course Building, Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Sungai Akar Camp.

The opening ceremony was officiated by the Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Force, Brigadier General Pengiran Dato Seri Pahlawan Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud.

According to a press release, the course is attended by 19 officers from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces; an officer from the Royal Brunei Police Force and six military officers from the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The Junior Officer Staff Course is a 14-weeks course conducted by the Leadership and Management Centre, Defence Academy, Royal Brunei Armed Forces. The course aims to develop the junior officers’ knowledge, leadership and management, communication skills and professionalism to enable them to meet their responsibilities as staff officers.

It is a mandatory course for the officers of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBPF) and is a pre-requisite promotion from Captain to Major.