Two young cadets Sera Lewaravu and Max Delai from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces are the first candidates from Fiji to attend the prestigious West Point Military Academy in New York, United States.
The two were send-off by senior staff of RFMF, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence Manasa Lesuma and the US Embassy at the RFMF Headquarters in Suva today.
They were chosen out of the hundreds of applicants to represent Fiji in the United States.
The four year course will be a challenge for the two but they are confident to carry out their responsibility and make their families and the country proud.
Charge d’ Affaires Michael Goldman from the US Embassy says more partnership as such can be expected in the future.
The two will leave for New York next week and will return home after four years as Lieutenants.