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Submitted by moiuser2 on 9 December 2023

Regardless of the varied responsibilities shouldered, as every single military personnel can engage in battle and fulfil the mantle of national defence, comrades are required to epitomize the virtues intrinsic to a genuine soldier, said Senior General Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu Thadoe Thiri Thudhamma Min Aung Hlaing.

Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Thadoe Maha Thray Sithu Thadoe Thiri Thudhamma Min Aung Hlaing delivered a speech at the passing out parade of the 65th Intake of Defence Services Academy in PyinOoLwin yesterday morning.

First, the Senior General delivered the speech. He said: The primary duty of the Tatmadaw is to fulfil the imperative role of national defence. As military personnel, Comrades must fully embrace the Three Capabilities, such as “Military Capability, Organizational Capability, and Administrative Capability”, to safeguard the nation effectively.

Furthermore, as individuals vow to sacrifice their lives for each other on the battlefield, disciplinary imposition is to dutifully perform assigned tasks in an obedient manner and avoid unnecessary fatalities. Hence, comrades are to grasp the profound rationale underlying the stringent imposition of discipline, and personal growth thrives amidst cultivating a steadfast and well-disciplined approach.

The warfare of the 21st century unfolds in asymmetric, multi-dimensional forms of attack, emerging from diverse sides and sectors. Comrades must anticipate warfare’s metamorphosis and the fluidity of military strategies due to the state-of-the-art weaponry and ordnance. It is incumbent upon comrades to adeptly comprehend modern command and control systems, meticulously observing and assimilating evolving military doctrines that align with technological leaps. Reflective of the prevailing circumstances, comrades serving as young leaders must persistently pursue knowledge, delving into not only military affairs but also the dynamic realm of contemporary international affairs.

“To cement a disciplined, genuine multiparty democratic system and build a Union based on the democratic and federal system” will be implemented to ensure success.

A Nation functions through its national, economic, and defence driving forces, with the economic force being the primary pivot among them. Bolstering the economic force holds great importance, as the vitality of the other two forces hinges on its strength. Hence, I would like to impart that the ongoing commitment to pursue “Prosperity of the Nation and food self-sufficiency” is implemented as two national visions in our government’s administration.

The Senior General inspected graduate cadet companies.

Before delivering a speech, cadet companies saluted the Senior General with the slowmarch past and quick-march past.

The Senior General presented the Best Cadet Award to Cadet Thurein Oo, Excellent Award in Training to Cadet Hein Htet Aung, Excellent Award in Studies (Arts) to Cadet Zay Lin Maung, Excellent Award in Studies (Science) to Cadet Chan Nyein Lwin and Excellent Award in Studies (Computer) to Cadet Han Phone Myat respectively.

After returning the salute of cadet companies, the Senior General left the parade ground. Also present at the ceremony were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Senior General, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Thiri Pyanchi Sithu Maung Maung Aye and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Zeya Kyaw Htin Sithu Moe Aung and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Zeya Kyaw Htin Sithu Tun Aung and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, military attachés from foreign missions to Myanmar, parents of graduate cadets and guests.

After the parade, the Senior General met five outstanding cadets at the headquarters of DSA and spoke words of honour.

He urged those cadets to try hard to become outstanding persons in the workplaces and reliable persons of the State by continuously studying knowledge and skills. Moreover, the Senior General stressed the need to be loyal to their organization and the State and dutifully serve the assignments.

In the evening, the Senior General attended the graduation dinner of the 65th Intake of DSA at the cadet mess hall of Anawrahta Battalion.