Friday, January 30, 2009

Graduation Day

An important event in Afghanistan's progress, one of the ones that typically doesn't make the news. The first graduation ceremony of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan was held on the 22nd of January. This is not some 30 or 60 day wonder course, but a 4 year bachelor program designed to assist in building professional capabilities in the Afghan Army and Afghan National Air Corps. The academy is modeled on West Point and has established professional relationships with them, as well as the United States Air Force Academy. Currently, degrees are being offered in English Language, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Management, and Law. The cadets will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Afghan Army. The Academy has plans to enroll female cadets in 2011.

From: Nato Channel TV


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