Newly commissioned ensigns receive their instruments
Fifteen Newly Commissioned ensigns from the Standard Officers course #46 received their badges of Ranks at the Office of the President from Commander in Chief of the armed Forces President Donald Ramotar.
The fifteen ensigns were commissioned yesterday afternoon at Army Headquarters and it was there that the president expressed concern over the level of discipline in the army, referring to the high number of ranks who went AWOL. He asked the ranks to let their conduct be of the highest order
The President also says that he sees an expanded role for the army other than patrolling our borders.
Second lieutenant Simon Gordon was adjuged the best Graduating student and received the ceremonial sword of Honour from the Commander in chief. The Course started with 25 persons but only 15 of the ranks were able to complete the others withdrawing for different reasons In addition to 12 local ranks there were also 3 ranks from Belize.