The 121st graduating class of the Corps of Staff Cadets marched proudly on the Parade Ground of the Royal Military College – Duntroon (RMC-D) at the final parade of the senior class. The parade provided an opportunity for graduates to be welcomed into the Australian Army as its newest Lieutenants by family and friends, as well as the staff and guests of RMC–D.
The Commandant of RMC-D, Brigadier David Luhrs welcomed the Reviewing Officer for the parade, Her Excellency the Governor-General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce, AC, CVO onto the parade which she then inspected with the Parade Commander, Senior Under Officer Lachlan Joseph.
During the parade, the Governor-General presented the Queen’s Medal to Sergeant Briony Morgan for achieving the highest aggregate marks in First and Second Class, and the Sword of Honour to Senior Under Officer Lachlan Joseph for exemplary conduct and performance of duty.
The graduating cadets were full of pride as they threw their hats in the air to signify the beginning of their Army careers, which officially commenced after they marched off the Parade Ground.
Opened on 27 June 1911 – at the time as the Royal Military College of Australia – RMC-D is one of the world's most outstanding military training institutions. It prepares cadets and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership, integrity, high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation. Every course at RMC-D focuses on bringing out the best qualities in the young men and women who undertake the 18-month course.
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