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All Glory To God: Colonel Seruiratu

  If it wasn’t for the Lord, I wouldn’t have been where I am today, says Colonel Litea Seruiratu of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces. Colonel Seruiratu yesterday graduated
04 Dec 2018 11:03
All Glory To God: Colonel Seruiratu
Colonel Litea Seruiratu with her daughter Christina Seruiratu.

 

If it wasn’t for the Lord, I wouldn’t have been where I am today, says Colonel Litea Seruiratu of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Colonel Seruiratu yesterday graduated from the Australian Defence College and was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

The Defence and Strategic Studies Course (DSSC) is a year- long post- graduate level educational programme, with a strong practitioner focus.

It provides senior military and civilian officials with the knowledge, awareness and skills to operate at the highest levels of leadership, command, policy formulation and management.

The Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies delivers senior professional military education for selected Australian Defence Force officers and Defence officials, for Australian government officials from other departments and agencies, and for international military officers and officials.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun Colonel Seruiratu said: “The Lord deserves all the glory and honour.”

She acknowledged her husband and FijiFirst Member of Parliament and Minister for Defence and National Security, Inia Seruiratu, and her three children for their support.

She also thanked the RFMF and the Australian government for the opportunity to have her as the first Fijian military officer attending this prestigious

institution after 12 years. Former senior RFMF officers who have done the same course include President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, Major- General (Ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua, Brigadier (Ret’d) Pita Driti and National Security and Intelligence Director, Captain (Navy) Timoci Natuva.
Chief of staff Colonel Jone Kalouniwai will be the next RFMF candidate for the same course next year.

Mrs Seruiratu attained a Master of Arts in International Relations from Deakin University in Melbourne.

She returns home on Friday.

Colonel Seruiratu said her new posting would be decided by the RFMF Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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