Also called the “Ceremony of Light”, the Turn-Over Ceremony was held at the Honor Hall of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP).
Aside from the members of the outgoing and incoming MNSA classes, attendees include NDCP President RAdm Roberto Q Estioko AFP (Ret) PhD MNSA, College officials, members of the Academic Board, faculty and staff.
During the ceremony, RC 53, the outgoing class, turned over the symbolic key of responsibility and the “light of knowledge” to RC 54, the incoming class.
This symbolizes the passing of responsibility on to the incoming class to strive for academic excellence, honor, and integrity. It is also a reminder for the incoming class to maintain energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to understand and “unlock” security issues.
Known for its motto “where admission is an honor,” the NDCP has produced 2,297 MNSA graduates comprising of national security leaders across various sectors since 1963.
The MNSA is a one-year full-time government-funded graduate program which explores the theory and practice of national security.