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CLOSING CEREMONY FOR 27TH SERIES OF PRINCIPAL WARFARE OFFICER COURSE

LUMUT NAVAL BASE, Thursday, 24 January 2019 - The closing ceremony for 27th series of Principal Warfare Officer Course (PWOC) was held at Venus Auditorium, Naval Education and Training Headquarters, Lumut Naval Base. A total of 17 course participants consist of 12 local participants and 5 oversea students namely 2 from Bangladesh Navy (BN), 1 from Pakistan Navy (PN) and 2 from Royal Brunei Navy (RBN), had successfully completed the 6 months long course after passing through various challenges and assessments. Two officers from RBN participated in the course, namely; 790 Lieutenant Commander Hj Abd Hafiz Mubarak bin Hj Rusli, RBN and 720 Lieutenant Md Aliashim bin Alias, RBN since 2 July 2018. 

The course started with a 4 months theory lessons on all domains of maritime warfare, which includes Electronic Warfare (EW), Anti-air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) modules. The cohort also had the opportunity to go for study visits to Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base at Butterworth and other government agencies in various locations nationwide for more exposure and insights. The PWOC 27/18 students also participated in the Tioman War exercise in Kuantan for their first phase of sea training and Exercise Paradise and OSTEX for their second phase. On completion of the theory module, the students spent their final 2 months at Pusat Taktikal Maritim (PUSTAKMAR) in preparation for their Operational Tactical Training (OTT) assessment in Action Speed Tactical Training (ASTT) cubicle. 

The guest of honour for the closing ceremony was The Honorable Rear Admiral Dato Aris Adi Tan bin Abdullah, RMN, the Commander of Naval Education and Training (CNET). In his closing remarks, he urged the participants not to be complacent as this marks the start of their journey as warfare and operation officer. As warfare officers, their knowledge and awareness should be continuously improved, as warfare environment is very dynamic. 

At the end of his speech, he officiated the closing ceremony for the 27th series of PWOC. Also present during the closing ceremony were Ship’s Commanding Officers, senior officers, head of faculties and other invited officers.