RMC Duntroon Graduation


Canberra, 12 Dec 17 – RMC Duntroon Graduation

The Full Time General Service Officer Commissioning Course Graduation Parade and Presentation of Graduation Certificates Ceremony. On this significant day, second Tuesday of December, end the challenging and gruesome training which proudly marks the beginning of a life as an Officer for these Royal Military College Duntroon’s (RMCD) Staff Cadets. This memorable day is pleasured to have the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, MC (Rtd) as the Reviewing Officer, and he is accompanied by Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove. Attendance from the High Commission of Malaysia was the High Commissioner Her Excellency Dato Sudha Vasudevan. The Defence Adviser Col Mohd Nazri bin Abd Rahman and his wife were also present.

As part of the MAJDP, selected cadets from the Malaysia Armed Forces are provided with an opportunity to train alongside with the Australian Defence Force. These selected cadets will be sent to two different training establishment based on the recruitment scheme. Cadets may be given an opportunity to either undergo a Degree Programme in Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) prior commencing training at RMCD or to report directly to RMCD for military training before becoming an officer. This year we have 10 Malaysian Cadets in Australia which comprise of 4 in RMCD (3 graduating cadets and 1 in III Class), 3 in ADFA and 3 in Defence International Training Centre undergoing their preparatory course before embarking to ADFA.

We are pleased to inform that three Malaysian Cadets of the graduating class has prove themselves worthy, they have successfully completed rigorous training under physically and mentally demanding situations. These cadets have exercised their leadership in all sort of tough environments and were proven efficient in achieving tasks given to them. Training in RMCD focuses on building their character in which significant changes were observed from the beginning of training up to the Graduation Day. Following are insights on the latest addition of RMCD graduates into the Malaysia Armed Forces.

2LT Syed Muhammad Nabil bin Syed Hassan completed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia from Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid in 2007 and enrolled into Universiti Malaysia Pahang to further his studies, completed Diploma in Chemical Engineering (2011) and Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Chemical Engineering (2015). Whilst in his studies period 2LT Syed Nabil joined the Territorial Army in Malaysia and from there had a growing passion to serve the nation as he felt it was the highest calling and a worthy endeavour. He then reported to a recruitment centre and was selected amongst a chosen few to join RMCD in June 2016, through perseverance and endless support by his family; he is now a successful graduate of RMCD. 2LT Syed Nabil expressed his interest in joining the Royal Ranger Regiment and is eager to serve for the Mechanised Battalion.

2LT Syed Faris Al Sagof bin Syed Feisal military lifestyle traced back into an early age where he joined the Malaysian Royal Military College and graduated in 2010 at the age of 17. Being from a military background at such a young age, had inspired him to further his studies in National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) and has completed his Bachelor of Defence Studies in 2011. Through his success in NDUM he was selected to further his studies in ADFA at 2013 and graduated with the Bachelor of Mathematics and Statistics. Being exposed by the military life from a young age has motivated him into being a greater person in the military and wishes to motivate and inspire others as well. 2LT Syed Faris has expressed interest to join the Royal Malay Regiment and is keen to be serving the Mechanized Battalion.

2LT Muhammad Suhail bin Shahimi joined the NDUM in 2012 and has completed his Foundation in Management and Military Studies in 2013. Through his greater achievement in NDUM he was selected and sent to ADFA in 2014 and completed his Bachelor of Information and Technology in 2016. 2LT Muhammad Suhail chosen the path he felt was the best to develop his charisma and has the burning desire to inspire others whilst serving the nation. 2LT Muhammad Suhail has expressed interest in joining the Royal Intelligence Corps.

Congratulations to all graduates and we wish you all the best for your future undertakings. This is only the beginning of a wonderful path.

‘Doctrina Vim Promovet’

CAPT A. Foo – Malaysian Seconded Officer to Royal Military College Duntroon (2016-2017)