President Samia Awards best Scholars in Military Aircraft Handling

THE Commander-in-Chief of the Tanzania armed forces, President Samia Suluhu Hassan, has awarded the best performing Lieutenant Usu Officer Cadets at the Tanzania Military Academy.

Gracing the Commissioning Ceremony for the new Officer Cadets at the army training base (TMA) in Monduli District of Arusha, the Head of State also presented special aviator badges to the best army pilot trainees who were commissioned in the Second Intake of 2018.

Her Exellency Pose: President Samia Suluhu Hassan with some of the Officers (Photo by Marc Nkwame)

A total of 118 Officer Cadets, among them 19 female army trainess, that got commissioned by President Samia in Monduli. The intake also included 56 officers who were specially trained at the military flying school, in the country. One of the Airforce Command trainees was schooled abroad. The series of training produced fighter pilots, airframe engineers and army transport pilots.

The Head of Tanzania Military Academy (TMA), Brigadier General Jackson J. Mwaseba.

Emmanuel Stanley Maimu had passed with flying colors as the best fighter pilot trainee while Judy Charles Maghembe was awarded for being the best female pilot trainee.

Despite being only 19 in the intake number, female officer cadets shone brighter, with Second Lieutenant, Asnath Rashid Aqbal emerging as Best Army Transport Pilot Trainee. 

Another Second Lieutenant, Ibrahim Joseph Mamboli was awarded for being the best fighter pilot trainee.

The overall top performing Lieutenant Ussu officer cadet was Peter Elias Musoma.

Best Officer Cadet as far as Field training is concerned was Vivian Cleaophas Muchunguzi.

Fransisco Claudio Kasongo emerged as the best in overall Academic performance.

Ladies really shone in the intake; And Yasinta Raymond Joseph, was among them. She got the award of being the Best Female Officer Cadet in the team.

The Commissioning Ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Defence and National Service, Stergomena Lawrence Tax and Chief of Defence Forces, (CDF) General Venance Mabeyo as well as retired Chiefs of Defence Forces. 

Top Brass? Officer Cadets Marching with the band (Photo by Marc Nkwame)