Female cadets shine at army graduation event

23Nov 2021
Marc Nkwame
Monduli
The Guardian
Female cadets shine at army graduation event

​​​​​​​President Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has awarded the best performing officer cadets at the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) in Monduli, Arusha Region.

Commander-in-chief President Samia Suluhu Hassan pictured yesterday decorating Second Lieutenant Asnat Rashid Akbar, one of 56 Tanzania People’s Defence Forces officers who had just graduated from the Tanzania Military Academy at Monduli in Arusha Region. Photo: State House

Gracing the commissioning ceremony for graduating second lieutenant officer cadets that she was presiding over for the first time, President Samia presented special aviator badges to the best army pilot trainees commissioned in the second intake of 2018.

Brig Gen Jackson Mwaseba, the TMA commander, said that among the 118 officer cadets commissioned, 56 officers trained at the military flying school as fighter pilots, airframe engineers and army transport pilots.

2nd Lt Emmanuel Maimu passed with flying colors as the best fighter pilot trainee while 2nd Lt. Judy Maghembe was the best female pilot trainee.

Around 19 female cadets were enrolled in the intake but they shone brightly, with 2nd Lt Asnat Rashid Akbar emerging as best army transport pilot trainee.

2nd Lt Ibrahim Mamboli was the best fighter pilot trainee, with overall top performing officer cadet named as 2nd Lt. Peter Musoma.

The best officer cadet in field training was 2nd Lt Vivian Muchunguzi, with 2nd Lt. Fransisco Kasongo emerging the best in ccademic performance, the commander noted, naming 2md Lt. Yasinta Joseph as the best female officer cadet in the intake

The commissioning ceremony was also attended by Defence and National Service minister Dr Stergomena Tax, Chief of Defence Forces Gen Venance Mabeyo, retired chiefs of the defence forces, several other cabinet ministers and top officials in the defence and security establishment.

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