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Tikoitoga Reminds RFMF New Recruits

The 199 new recruits who graduated from Forces Training Group (FTG) in Nasinu were yesterday reminded hold on to what they learned during their 12-week training. Military Commander Brigadier-General Mosese
25 Oct 2014 11:48
Tikoitoga Reminds RFMF New Recruits
Republic of Fiji Military Forces recruits (from left) John Suguturga, and Ratu Joji Cakobau (Junior). Photo: Ronald Kumar

The 199 new recruits who graduated from Forces Training Group (FTG) in Nasinu were yesterday reminded hold on to what they learned during their 12-week training.

Military Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga made this statement while addressing the new officers during a traditional ‘yaqona’ ceremony after their passing-out parade.

He reminded them about the values of the RFMF and how they were to behave when they went out.

“Believe me you have been transformed, if you think you haven’t, I say you have been transformed. You are not to go back to what you used to do before. The last three months you woke up early in the morning at 5am, exercised, folded your clothes and shaved every day. Whatever you did here, don’t put it away because you will be seen differently and you should be seen to be different,” Commander Tikoitoga said.

“You are now joining RFMF that has a lot of pride not only nationally but internationally. A lot of people look up to the Fiji Military because of you. You join the organisation with that same amount of pride and no one should tell you that you have not reached the level that you are supposed to be. You have now reached the level where any soldier should be. The way of life you were taught here, you should live it when you go out.”

He told them many officers had left the military because of their arrogant and boastful attitudes because they were in the military. This, he told the officers, was not the pride of the RFMF.

“Pride of the military is pride with humbleness. If you are boastful and arrogant you won’t last long in the military way of life.”

Commander Tikoitoga also encouraged those who would be undergoing the cadet officer’s course to be ready for the strong and more intensive training they needed to go through.

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