NAY PYI TAW August 14
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met commanders and commandants of Yangon Station, officer instructors of Defence Services Medical Academy (DSMA) and Defence Services Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science (DSINPS), students of master of science degree courses, cadets of DSMA, trainees of DSINPS and members of the medical corps of the hospitals and medical units at the Convocation Hall of DSMA this morning.
Also present on the occasion were Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Thet Pon and commanders and commandants of Yangon Station, officials of training schools, officer instructors, trainees and members of the medical corps of the hospitals and medical units.
The Senior General in his speech stressed continuous self-improvement as the role of leadership is important in any kind of organization. He said servicemen and servicewomen should always try to enhance their ability to become trustworthy leaders of their institution. As a military leader, they must have the individual physical and intellectual ability, and will have to correctly lead and manage all the social and administrative affairs including social, health, education and security sectors of the unit under their command. Training schools are giving theoretical and practical lectures on the art and science of leadership for all the soldiers of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air).
The trainees are to apply skills and knowledge gained from the training schools in the practical fields and pay special attention to theoretical and practical skills at the training schools in order to disseminate the knowledge. If the trainees are unable to apply theoretical and practical skills in their practical fields, they will face losses. The trainees must build themselves by undergoing a thorough training. The guardian must have leadership skills to lead a family. The guardian needs to be the one whom the family can be proud of and also to be a good leader who can lead his organization. Leadership is of great importance and that the subordinates must cultivate the organizational spirit, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Moreover, Tatmadawmen must abide by military disciplines, military law, civil rules and civilian laws. Tatmadawmen must have discipline in their ways of life as they are those who serve defence duties. Good behaviors must be cultivated and they must serve the interest for them and their organization. They must monitor and solve the welfare and social hardships of officers, other ranks and their families from regiments and units under their command. The Tatmadawmen should not indulge themselves or their subordinates. The Tatmadawmen should follow “four dos” — going to the right place, associating with the right person, doing the right thing, and telling the right thing, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Time should be effectively spent and it is necessary to constantly learn modern technology. Every trainee has a chance to stand first, but all of them will not stand first. Only those who try hard will achieve good results. A leader must recognize the subordinates of his organization for their hard work, loyalty, sacrifice and efforts for progress of their own organization. In discharging duties, family spirit is required, the Senior General said.
They must be well-disciplined so as to create a Tatmadaw on which the State and the people can rely. They must always try to become leaders reliable for the Tatmadaw. A leader must be well-disciplined and make sure that his organization is also well-disciplined. Leaders always must have con-sideration, wisdom and care in performing their duties. They must be good leaders as well as good followers. They need to be loyal to their own organization and country. They must try to improve themselves and their organization so they can be reliable for their own unit, Tatmadaw and country, the Senior General commented.