Officer Cadets from the academy have been commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant today by President Paul Kagame who is also the Commander-In-Chief of RDF.
Ian Kagame graduated at the Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom (UK) recently in August 2022 where he was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant.
He had to be sworn-in before serving in RDF.
Ian Kagame had completed his Master’s degree in economics at Williams College in the United States in June 2019.
The Commander of Rwanda Military Academy said that commissioned officers include 568 officer cadets trained in Rwanda of whom 53 are girls.
They were joined by 24 graduates who completed military training in partner countries for the swearing-ceremony before serving in RDF.
These countries include the United Kingdom, United States of America, Russia, Qatar, Srilanka, Kenya and Italy.
Among the 568 officers commissioned today, 475 were bachelor degree holders trained for one year while 93 graduated after four years of both academic and military training.
The 93 graduates combined military training and university studies in Social and Military Sciences, Medicine, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Of the 475 officers enrolled in one year program, 277 were in-service soldiers while 198 were civilians before joining the military training.
During the ceremony, three best students were awarded for outstanding performance.