PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION CENTRE
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.
To be the center of excellence for soldier fitness and conditioning in the RBAF
To monitor and enhance soldiers' performance through research, training policies and injury management
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Set policy for efficient utilisation of the POC
- Assist in everyday POC tasks and administration matters
- Ensure that administration matters (personnel, logistics and training) are conducted smoothly and efficiently
SMG - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To forecast annual RBAF’s sporting events.
- To plan and manage the budget for RBAF’s sporting events.
- To ensure respective RBAF units conduct their assigned sporting activities accordingly.
- As the Secretariat for the RBAF Sports Council.
FMG - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Review and enhance RBAF’s fitness policy.
- Career manager for RBAF’s Physical Training Instructors (PTI).
- Conduct mandatory courses for PTI at all levels.
- Facilitate coaching and referee courses for RBAF personnel.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To carry out human performance testing (e.g. sports specific, risk of injury assessment, gait analysis)
- To conduct human performance research (e.g. Composite ration study, running shoe trial, Brunei-Singapore Research collaboration)
- Educate soldiers on health, fitness and scientific based training methods (e.g. Physical training during Ramadhan seminar)
- To support in policy making related to soldiers performance and capabilities (e.g. TSR, fitness testing guidelines for OCS and Recruits, Alternative fitness test for MB)