Thursday, February 17, 2011


Utusan Malaysia today reports that Colonel Nurhuda Ahmad has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier General; the first General Duty lady officer to make up the rank.

Here, I wish to extend my heartiest congratulations to Nurhuda for the promotion and to the Army for giving such lofty recognition to a lady officer. I believe, this will inspire other lady officers to remain true to their profession, and that a promotion to a much senior rank in the Army is never too difficult.

Let’s hope that the Army will one day breaks an all time record of having the first lady officer to attain the rank of Major General in the not too distant future.



IndukYati said...

tahniah sekali lagi buat Puan Norhuda..

Major (Rtd) D.Swami said...

With all the East Malaysian dead on our battle fields, do you not think it would be better to have a two star Iban General or a four star Iban General. It is not in proportion to the Iban numbers versus the women numbers. No?

wira said...

Sure D.Swami, we probably had one in Dunstan Nyaring Angking, but unfortunately he chose to go into early retirement and join politics.
I guess, to make your suggestion a reality we have to wait for a serving Land or Sea Dayak or one from the Orang Ulu to emerge and avail himself, isn't it.
Anyway since when has the MAF based their leadership selection on their state of origin?