Naupoto Reminds Engineers: Maintain Skill Level, Be Ready
Engineers who graduated yesterday in the Republic of Fiji Military Forces were reminded to maintain their skills and structured regimented way of life.
Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto, made the comment during the RFMF engineers cadet passing-out parade yesterday in Nabua. Sixty-two engineers graduated yesterday. He told the graduates that they must maintain the skills they learned for the past year of training.
“It is important for the engineers to maintain the structured regimented way of life that accompanied the training,” Rear Admiral Naupoto said.
“It is not only good for training here but the way of life is good everywhere else as well. The engineers had an opportunity to go out and put their skills into practice during the Tropical Cyclone Winston rehab centres around the cyclone affected areas.”
He also told the graduates that there would be some engineers who would go out for the territorial force on stand-by basis.
He also told the graduates that some of them would be posted to the regular force and some in the territorial force, who would be a part of the new battalion that the RFMF were forming – the Support Battalion.
“A part of that battalion will be engineers, doctors, nurses, drivers and logistics people and this is the battalion that we will be preparing to be ready because they will be the ones recalled back if a disaster strikes Fiji,” he said.
RFMF engineer cadets with RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto and parade commanders following their passing-out parade yesterday.