Participants of the 9th Command and Staff Course (CSC) are reminded not to take the acquisition of knowledge as their primary goal in CSC, as it is no different from ''returning empty-handed from a mountain of treasures''. The reminder was made by Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Commander of The Royal Brunei Armed Forces, when he opened the course. In his address, the RBAF Commander believed that if they could practice the habit of self-learning, their future would be much broader, richer and smoother.

This year, the CSC is joined by military officers from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United States of America, and also South Korea who participate for the first time. The 40-week-long course - delivered in partnership with Universiti Brunei Darussalam - aims to broaden their perspective and professional knowledge using tactical and academic approaches and disciplines. It allows them to study the contemporary strategic environmental and its implications on their works being defence and security specialists.

Source: Radio Television Brunei