MANDURAH Lieutenant Joshua Menezes (24) has officially become a leader, equipped to take charge of a platoon or troop of about 30 soldiers.
At a Graduation Ceremony at the Royal Military College–Duntroon (RMC–D), Lt Menezes was able to celebrate his completion of 18-months extensive military training with family and friends.
RMC–D is where the Army develops its world-class officers, teaching them invaluable leadership, management and military skills; and equipping them to achieve results in challenging situations.
Commanding Officer (CO) RMC–D, Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL) Micah Batt said the training the graduating class has undertaken has brought out their best qualities.
“It has prepared them to make decisions, think quickly, and motivate others,” he said.
Lt Menezes joined the Army for the challenge it offered and the opportunity to lead and inspire people.
He said that RMC–D taught him the value of making strong bonds with those that you work with to achieve common goals.
“I have also learned that leadership is as much about inspiring as it is leading from the front.
“You need to be able to motivate those around you through your personality, your determination and by setting an example.”