17 Cadet Of­fi­cers Com­plete Course, Grad­u­ate as Sec­ond Lieu­tenants

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SELITA BOLANAVANU­A Edited by Percy Kean Feed­back: selita.bolanavanu­[email protected]­jisun. com.fj

Re­pub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces Com­man­der Rear Ad­mi­ral Vil­iame Naupoto wel­comed 17 young men and women who were com­mis­sioned as Sec­ond Lieu­tenants yesterday.

He said the of­fi­cers had stud­ied, worked hard, lis­tened to ad­vice and had made good choices. “Today, you be­gin a new jour­ney as mil­i­tary lead­ers,” Mr Naupoto said.

“You will have the priv­i­lege of lead­ing sol­diers placed un­der your com­mand, sol­diers who are older

than you, sol­diers who have been in the force longer than you. “Your re­spon­si­bil­ity is to know them and know them well.”

Proud par­ent, Litia Qa­se­vaka­tini, only wished her late hus­band was alive to see their daugh­ter Sec­ond Lieu­tenant Grace Qa­se­vaka­tini grad­u­ate.

Sec­ond Lieu­tenant Qa­se­vaka­tini was among the 17 who grad­u­ated as Sec­ond Lieu­tenant in the Re­pub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces af­ter com­plet­ing their 46-week of­fi­cer cadet course.

Ms Qa­se­vaka­tini said since the pass­ing of her late hus­band three years ago, her daugh­ter had been a mo­ti­vat­ing fac­tor for them.

“I am so blessed, to be here to wit­ness the com­mis­sion­ing of Grace,” she said.

She added that her late hus­band had re­ally moulded their chil­dren well spir­i­tu­ally, phys­i­cally and men­tally.

“He set his legacy, Grace had set her legacy today and she has re­ally mo­ti­vated her other five sib­lings who are all here today to wit­ness her suc­cess.

“We give the hon­our and glory back to God.”

Photo: Selita Bolanavanu­a

Sec­ond Lieu­tenant Grace Qa­se­vaka­tini (mid­dle with gar­land) with mum Litia Qa­se­vaka­tini and her brothers and sis­ters.

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