GDF welcomes new officers

Newly commissioned Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers were yesterday urged by Commander-in -Chief, President Donald Ramotar to maintain their integrity and professionalism as he delivered the feature address at their passing out parade at Base Camp Ayanganna.

Commander- in-Chief, President Donald Ramotar (left) and Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips pinning on the badge of rank of newly commissioned 99921 Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Lewins Langellier (GINA photo)
Commander- in-Chief, President Donald Ramotar (left) and Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips pinning on the badge of rank of newly commissioned 99921 Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Lewins Langellier (GINA photo)

The president urged, “do not allow temptations to take away your dignity because once that happens, you will never be able to regain it….professionalism is also important in the world we live in today, material things sometimes seem to be so much so in demand and so tempting for our people. I urge you, as officers of this great organisation to always keep your integrity. The badge of rank with which you have been invested is a symbol of your authority in this organisation. I remind you that with such authority comes responsibility for your actions. You have a sacred duty and an organisational responsibility to act with the highest standards of professionalism”.

 

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