A total of 144 cadets, comprising 123 males and 23 females, emerged as new military officers of Bangladesh Army following their ceremonial passing out parade at the Bangladesh Military Academy in Bhatiari of Chattogram on Tuesday.
Additionally, two cadets from South Sudan and Tanzania were also commissioned with them after successfully completing three years of rigorous military training in the 84th BMA Long Course, as per an ISPR release. Upon returning to their respective countries, the foreign junior officers will join their own armies.
Indian Army Chief, Gen Manoj Pande, graced the occasion as the chief guest. He inspected the parade, took the salute, and engaged with the newly commissioned officers.
Gen Pande also honoured the award recipients for their outstanding performance during the passing out course.
Battalion Senior Under Officer Sheikh Sabbir Ahmed was recognised as the best Smart Officer Cadet of the 84th BMA Long Course and was presented with the prestigious Sword of Honour for his excellence in all subjects. Company Sergeant Major Mohammad Tanveer Rahman Tapu received the ‘Army Chief’s Gold Medal’ for his remarkable performance in military subjects. Officer Cadet Emerton John Kombo from Tanzania was awarded the “Bangladesh-India Harmony Trophy” as the best foreign officer cadet.
Following the awards ceremony, the new officers took an oath to dedicate themselves to the service of the country. Subsequently, the chief guest, along with selected guests, parents, and guardians of the officer cadets, adorned the newly commissioned officers with their respective insignias, signifying their transition into their roles as military officers.