17 Cadet Officers Complete Course, Graduate as Second Lieutenants
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.”
Second Lieutenant Grace Qasevakatini (middle with garland) with mum Litia Qasevakatini and her brothers and sisters.