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Waisale Aspires to Join the Army

  The strong influence of a military-backed family has pushed 17-year-old Waisale Raduva to pursue his career in the army. His passion to join the Republic of Fiji Military Forces
11 Mar 2017 13:24
Waisale Aspires to Join the Army
Students of Ram Besesar Primary School with OCDT. Tulai Bezalel of RFMF during careers Expo at Sila Central High School in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

The strong influence of a military-backed family has pushed 17-year-old Waisale Raduva to pursue his career in the army.

His passion to join the Republic of Fiji Military Forces one day was a childhood dream – having watched his father and two older brothers enjoy their role in the army.

Waisale was among more than 300 students looking at their career options during the Nausori career’s expo at Sila Central High School in Nausori yesterday.

The Year 13 student of Noco Secondary School in Tailevu said: “My father served in the army for more than 20 years and after he retired in 2002, my two older brothers joined the army to continue my father’s legacy.”

Being the youngest in his family, he said he was always proud of the profession, probably because he came from a military/family.

He said while in secondary school, he had always prepared himself to join the RFMF.

“Seeing my brothers’ train and prepare themselves to be physically fit and abide by the rules of the RFMF, it always inspired me to prepare myself for my future in the army.

“I love the way the officers are so disciplined, sharp and focus in their work and that is how I want to become when I join the RFMF.

“Like how I am proud of my family, I want my family to be proud of me when I carry on with the family legacy of being in the military,” Waisale said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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