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PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION CENTRE


Colonel (U)
Pengiran Haji Mohammed Hasreen bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan
Director Performance Optimisation Centre


Colonel (U) Pengiran Haji Mohammed Hasreen bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan (preferred to be known as Pengiran Hasreen) was born on 26th July 1974. He started his military career when he enlisted into the RBAF on 3rd January 1994 and commissioned from the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, United Kingdom on 9th February 1995. Upon commissioning, he was awarded the ‘Sarah Moland Memorial Prize for Outstanding Courage and Fortitude’. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDA) in Defence and Strategic Studies from Massey University, New Zealand (2011) and also a Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Defence Management from the Indonesian Defence University (2014).

Colonel Pengiran Hasreen is an Air Force Supply/Logistics Officer by vocation where he has attended various logistics courses in the United Kingdom (Supply Officer Training in 1997 and Intermediate Logistics Management Course in 2004) and Singapore (Army Advanced Logistics in 2010). Apart from logistics courses, Colonel Pengiran Hasreen has attended other courses such as Aviation Medicine (1995), Basic Manpower (1999) both in Singapore and the Junior Staff Course, New Zealand in 2002 where he was awarded the Best International Student Award for that course.  Colonel Pengiran Hasreen has held logistics post such as the Air Force Quartermaster (1996-1997), Flight Commander Technical Supply (2001-2005) and Officer Commanding Supply Squadron (2009-2012). However, throughout his career he has had the opportunity of holding several posts outside the logistics domain such as Staff Officer Grade 3 Personnel and Admin, RB Air Force Headquarters (1998-2000), Aide-de-Camp to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and General of the RBAF (2006-2009), Officer Commanding Administration Wing, RB Air Force HQ (2012-2014), Senior Directing Staff at the RBAF Command and Staff College (2014-2016), Chief Instructor at RBAF Defence Academy and currently Director Performance Optimisation Centre. Colonel Pengiran Hasreen had the privilege of attending the inaugural Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course in 2010-2011 and subsequently was selected to pursue his Masters at the Indonesian Defence University from 2012 to 2013. He has been bestowed the Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia Fourth Class (PSB) in 2011.

Colonel Pengiran Hasreen is happily married to Pengiran Hartini, a Clinical Psychologist and is blessed with 3 sons (Izz Khan, Zaydaan and Na’el) and a daughter (Nadyne). He is an ardent sportsman that includes triathlon, cycling and mid to long distance running where he has participated in marathons, half marathons and Half Ironman triathlon events both locally and internationally. He has been trying to pick up golf but has been unsuccessful for a number of times.


HISTORY OF POC

46th Anniversary Parade of the RBAF on 31 May 2007

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, in his Titah has welcomed the Ministry of Defence plan to establish a ‘Performance Optimisation Centre’ which includes Sports Science and Sports Medicine as an approach in maintaining and improving soldiers capability and performance.

Defence White Paper 2007
“In line with developing and enhancing RBAF capability in all areas, the performance and well-being of its soldier must be maintained at the maximum level. RBAF must look towards the future and utilise the latest scientific knowledge and technology to optimise the soldier’s performance from conducting research and the evaluation of personal equipment and its impact on the individual, to the method of training them for combat support. A Performance Optimisation Centre therefore needs to be established to fulfill these requirements.”


VISION


To be the center of excellence for soldier fitness and conditioning in the RBAF

MISSION
To monitor and enhance soldiers' performance through research, training policies and injury management



ORGANISATIONAL CHART



HEADQUARTERS

RESPONSIBILITIES OF HQ :

Headquarters

Responsibilities of HQ:

•    To assist in POC’s administration matters

•    To ensure that administration matters (personnel, logistics and training) are managed smoothly and efficiently

•    To ensure efficient utilisation of the POC’s budget


Soldiers Fitness Management Group (SFMG)


RESPONSIBILITIES OF SMG :

•    Functions as the Secretariat for the RBAF Sports Council
•    To forecast RBAF’s annual sporting events
•    To ensure respective RBAF units conduct their assigned sporting activities accordingly
•    To plan and manage the budget for RBAF’s sporting events

Responsibilities of FMG:

•    Functions as the Career Manager for RBAF’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI)
•    To review and enhance RBAF’s fitness and training policies
•    To conduct mandatory courses for PTI at all levels (including personnel from other agencies)
•    To facilitate coaching and referee courses for RBAF personnel

Responsibilities of SFM:

•    To conduct basic, advance and management course for PTIs
•    To conduct courses related for PTIs professional development as required in their competency matrix (e.g. lifesaving course, rock climbing course and referee course)
•    To equip instructors and staff of SFM with the knowledge, skills, certification and accreditation required for conducting the courses

Sports Medicine Clinic (SMC)

Responsibilities of SMC:

•    To manage musculoskeletal injuries and physical rehabilitation for all RBAF and MINDEF personnel

Services provided by SMC:

•    Cryotherapy
•    Ultrasound
•    TENS
•    Shortwave Diathermy
•    Microwave Diathermy
•    Parrafin Wax Bath
•    Spinal Traction
•    Rehabilitation Exercises
•    Mobilisation & Manipulation
•    Sports Massage
•    Kinesio Taping
•    Hydrotherapy
•    Acupuncture

Human Performance Lab (HPL)

Responsibilities of HPL:

•    To support the RBAF in policy making related to soldiers’ performance
•    To educate soldiers on fitness and scientific based training methods (e.g. Physical Training during Ramadhan seminar)
•    To conduct human performance research (e.g. Operations Profiling, Musculoskeletal Injury Surveillance System)
•    To carry out human performance testing (e.g. Fitness Assessment and Screening for Cadets and Recruits)