PMA remains cradle of leadership, center of excellence for cadets joining Army’s premier institution: COAS

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RAWALPINDI, Apr 20 : Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on Saturday said since its inception, Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) has remained the cradle of leadership and center of excellence for cadets joining the premier institution of Army. He was addressing as chief guest at the passing out parade of cadets of 149th PMA Long Course, 14th Mujahid Course, 68th Integrated Course and 23rd Lady Cadet Course held at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul where 49 Cadets from friendly countries were also among the passed out cadets, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said.

While Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gürak was Guest of Honour on the occasion. On the occasion, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza said, “Over the years, PMA has also trained scores of foreign cadets whose brilliant performance in their respective Armies stands testament to the professional ethos of PMA. Today’s parade serves as an illustrious example of military discipline at its finest and reflects the sterling ethos of the Academy and Pakistan Army alike.” The CJCSC reviewed the parade and along with the Turkish Chief of General Staff gave away awards to the distinguished cadets. The coveted Sword of Honour was awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Muhammad Nauman Abdullah and President’s Gold medal to Company Senior Under Officer Muhammad Abdullah Javed of 149th PMA Long Course. The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Overseas Gold Medal was awarded to Friendly Country Senior Under Officer Fahad Bin Aqil Al Towarqi Al Fallaj from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The COAS Cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Ilyas Khan of 14th Mujahid Course. The Commandant’s Canes were awarded to Course Junior Under Officer Danish Sattar of 68th Integrated Course and Course Under Officer Sher Bano of 23rd Lady Cadet Course. The Chairman JCSC felicitated the passing out cadets and their proud parents on the successful completion of their training at PMA. Earlier on arrival, CJCSC was received by Commandant PMA.