Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addresses DSA 60th Intake Graduation

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives the salute of graduation parade of the 60th Intake of the Defence Services Academy in Pyi Oo Lwin yesterday.  Photo: office of c-in-c of defence services
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives the salute of graduation parade of the 60th Intake of the Defence Services Academy in Pyi Oo Lwin yesterday.  Photo: office of c-in-c of defence services

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Maha Thray Sithu Min Aung Hlaing addressed the passing-out ceremony of Defence Services Academy (DSA) 60th Intake held at the DSA parade ground in Pyin Oo Lwin yesterday morning.
Also present at the ceremony were Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, wife of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Thiri Pyanchi Kyaw Swe and wife, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Thiri Pyanchi Ye Aung and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Zeya Kyawhtin Tin Aung San and wife, Commander-in-Chief (Air Force) General Zeya Kyawhtin Maung Maung Kyaw and wife, senior military officers and their wives, the Command Commanders, the commandant of the DSA, senior military officers from Pyin Oo Lwin cantonment, military attachés, invited guests and parents and relatives of the graduate cadets.
First, the Senior General took the salute of the graduate cadet battalions and inspected them. Next, the cadet battalions saluted the Senior General with slow-march past and quick-march past.
The Senior General then presented Best Cadet Award to Cadet Aung Khant Min, Outstanding Award in Training to Cadet Kaung Htat, Outstanding Award in Literature (Arts) to Cadet Soe Yan Naing, Outstanding Award in Literature (Science) to Cadet Nyi Nyi Naing and Outstanding Award in Literature (Computer) to Cadet That Khaing Htoo.
In his address to the graduating cadets the Senior General said that when serving as Gazetted officers in respective corps and services proper leadership had to be provided to the troops. Leadership should be of such that the troops believe, depend and follow you as one. True leaders are those who lived and acted in an exemplary way to earn the respect and love of the troops and other people in the vicinity. A leader is one who acts like a parent, commander, teacher, relative, comrade on the sub-orderlies. You are to lead systematically with correct leadership, commands and orders that are in accordance with the law and fair decisions to develop your troops. It is essential for you to perform your duties in accordance with the sixteen leader-ship qualities.
Military personnel are appointed to abide by the military discipline, rules and procedures. They also need to abide by the civilian laws, international military law and rules of engagement (ROE). As per the Tatmadaw Service regulation, only 18 years old, in other words, those who have reached the voting-age can be recruited into the Tatmadaw. There is no excuse for not knowing this in recruiting and anyone who violates this will be punished. You are to know and abide by military and civil laws, rules, commands and regulations. You will get the rights and protection accordingly. Therefore, as junior leaders, you are to be an example to your troops and sub-orderlies and ensure that they also abide by the laws, rules, commands and regulations.
You are to continuously study and improve your skills in the military arts and science. As ethnic nationals from states and regions are serving in the Tatmadaw, all need to have a mindset of living in a family with unity. More can be achieved with the collective strength of the Tatmadaw, its families and the people and anything can be overcome. To obtain the
collective strength of the people, emphasis must be placed on conducting out of unit organization.
A just war with the participation of the people is the only way in which all invasions will be repulsed a hundred percent. As such, when conducting out of unit organization to make the people and Tatmadaw as one, you all must abide by the rules and regulations. You are to participate in regional development works. If there are any natural disasters or calamities, you are to provide timely support and assistance regardless of the populace being the minority, their ethnicity, race and religion. Conduct all welfare and beneficial works for the people with the mindset of the people being your parents, father and mother, said the Senior General.
After delivering his speech, the Senior General took the salute of graduate cadet battalions and left the passing-out ceremony.
Afterwards the Senior General met and delivered a speech to honor the five outstanding cadets and their parents at the DSA guest hall.
Later in the evening Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the graduation dinner of DSA 60th Intake at the parade ground of Anawrahta Battalion in Pyin Oo Lwin Defence Services Academy according to news released from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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