A hearty welcome to the Malaysian and Overseas Course Participants of cohort 51/2022 of Malaysian Command and Staff Course Serial 51/2022, which commences this week. There are 180 of you from 22 different countries – all with your wealth of experiences and undoubted strengths. Congratulations for being among the selected few within your services to have been chosen to attend this important career course.
This will be a highly demanding course from the beginning to the end. You will only get out of it what you are willing to put in. However, be rest assured that the college will be providing you with all the necessary supports in your journey towards graduation. Your syndicate directing staff will be your first point of contact for any queries and will guide you along the way.
COVID-19 continues to be an important consideration in all college activities. Whilst the college will take all the necessary cautions in the planning and conduct of events, ultimately, it falls on the individuals to ensure that the safety of those at the college and those at home are not compromised. Hence, please continue to be vigilant and always remind each other to adhere to the COVID-19 SOP practised here.
The Flag Hoisting Ceremony this Wednesday will be a fittingly poignant event to start this course. It will reflect the strong relationships that exist and continue to be fostered between our nations. Despite all the uncertainties out there, our governments managed to bring you all the way here safely, to spend a precious year together in pursuit of your professional military education.
I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to know you and your family. I am also excited to see your growth as operational artists as you progress throughout the course. May we all have a very productive year ahead.
Brigedier Jeneral Dato’ Hj Semaon bin Hj Marjuki
DSIS PAT KAT PJM PNBB (UNTAG) PNBB (Namibia) PPS PPA MM (UM) Dip Mngt Sc (INTAN) Dip Strat and Def Studies (UM) Fellow Scholar (NDUM) nrc edg (France) psc