I watched the news on TV last night, and to an announcement that Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin RMAF have been appointed the new Chief of Defence Force (CDF) with effect September 1st 2009., taking over from the incumbent Jen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal.
With this announcement, Jen Tan Sri Azizan Ariffin is the first RMAF officer to assume the appointment of CDF, that has predominantly been held by an army officer. This is the second occasion where the post is being held by a non army officer; the first being Admiral Tan Sri Anuar of the RMN.
Most Armed Forces of the Commonwealth countries practiced a system of rotation in the appointment of the CDF from among the three service chiefs i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force. And should our Armed Forces observed strictly the system of rotation, then the Armed Forces would most likely have the present Chief of Navy taking over from Jen Tan Sri Azizan when the latter retires.
I wish to personally congratulate Jen Tan Sri Azizan on his appointment to the exulted position of the new CDF of the Malaysian Armed Forces. And with the experiences that he has, I hope he can lead the Armed Forces to achieve new levels of professionalism, in keeping abreast with new trends in the development of a modern Malaysian Armed Forces.
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