Fiji Time: 1:55 AM on Saturday 21 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Honour for officer graduate

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

THE new role of being a Second Lieutenant of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces and being commissioned as an officer is a memory that Second Lieutenant Wate Aka will never forget.

Second Lieutenant Aka was one of the 10 officer cadets who graduated from the 2013 and 2014 officers' class and was awarded the honorary sword of honour award during the officer commissioning parade last Friday.

Second Lieutenant Aka said as an officer, receiving the sword of honour was indeed an honour and a privilege for him, especially being the first person from Batiti Village, Cakaudrove, to be commissioned as an officer.

He said it was a great opportunity for him, particularly being recognised by senior officers as a person who can lead soldiers.

He said one of the things the 10 officers needed to learn to do during the nine and a half months of training was to be obedient to orders given by superiors.

"The new role given to me now holds a lot of responsibility and importance, especially being given an opportunity to lead soldiers who have been in the military for over 20 to 35 years," Second Lieutenant Aka said.

"Leading these soldiers is going to be a challenge, especially since it's just my second year in the force."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64860.6296
JPY 56.520053.5200
GBP 0.39340.3854
EUR 0.45650.4445
NZD 0.68440.6514
AUD 0.64750.6225
USD 0.48910.4721

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bad weather approaches
  2. Drug raid in North
  3. Fire destroys garment facility
  4. Bills rebuff
  5. Coral Coast 7s impress greats
  6. PM to request for funds
  7. Five Fiji Babaas players join sevens extended squad
  8. New year in tents for students
  9. No say on chiefly title disputes
  10. Concern over drug use by students

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  4. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  5. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  6. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  7. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)
  8. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  9. Kiribati grateful to Cakaudrove Tuesday (17 Jan)
  10. Mourning period ends for the late Roko Tui Bau Saturday (14 Jan)