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Minister Challenges New Army Junior Leaders

Minister Challenges New Army Junior Leaders
Republic of Fiji Military Forces chief of staff Colonel Ro Jone Kalouniwai (sitting fifth from left), Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou (sitting sixth from left), Commander Fiji Navy Captain (Navy) Humphrey Tawake (sitting seventh from left), with military officers and the graduating Junior Non-Commissioned Officers during the passing out parade at the RFMF Force Training Group (FTG) in Nasinu on July 20, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Youth and Sports
July 21
15:25 2017

Minister of Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou yesterday challenged the 62 new Junior Leaders of the Non-Commissioned Officers cadre of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to maintain a sound tactical mind based on doctrine and experience.

The soldiers are now confirmed Army Corporals following their graduation at the Force Training Group in Nasinu yesterday.

Mr Tuitubou added that the RFMF has, and continues to play a vital role in nation building through internal security, rural development, education cadet curriculum, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

“You are expected to have strong moral courage to instil order, discipline and maintain the morale of the men and women you lead,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“You must effectively apply what you have learnt in this course, not only should it look good on your Curriculum Vitae but must have an impact in your units, to the RFMF and Fiji as a whole,” he said.

BEST ALL ROUND AWARD

Corporal Etika Rokovesa receives his Best All Round award from Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Corporal Etika Rokovesa receives his Best All Round award from Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou.
Photo: RFMF Media Cell

For Corporal Etika Rokovesa his winning the Best All Round Award was definitely a proud moment.

“All the hard work has paid off since this is a new field as I was an engineer for 15 years so all the training has paid off,” the Taveuni native said.

His wife, Ivamere Rokovesa was jubilant. She said that all the sacrifices have been paid off.

“I’m just proud of my husband, he is always determined and he has set the par for me and our two daughters,” a proud Mrs Rokovesa said.

Corporal Rokovesa thanked the support of his family especially his wife and his daughters for his achievement.

BEST LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

 

Lance Corporal, Akuila Rova  receives his  Best Leadership Award from Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou at the Pass Out Parade at the RFMF Force Training Group (FTG) in Nasinu yesterday. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Lance Corporal, Akuila Rova receives his Best Leadership Award from Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou at the Pass Out Parade at the RFMF Force Training Group (FTG) in Nasinu yesterday. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Kadavu native Corporal Akuila Rova said it was a proud moment for him when he scooped the Best Leadership Award.

He said it wasn’t easy leaving his family for 12 weeks but he thanked God for his guidance and provision in his life.

For wife, Ani Rova it was a proud moment for her and the children being part of the pass out parade.

She thanked the military family for their support.

The passing out parade was witnessed by senior military officials, families, and friends.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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