In Guyana, BDF officer is Number One Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 00:00

Belmopan. March 24th, 2017.
Officer Cadet Francisco Choc of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) was awarded the best student overall in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Standard Officers Course (SOC). 

Choc, who hails from Dolores Village in the Toledo District, also received the Sword of Honour and Best in Fitness and Military Knowledge.

The Standard Military Officers Course is a commissioning training for new army officers in Guyana and other Caribbean countries. It is an intensive programme of leadership and command methods in military skills and tactics, physical fitness, military law and national policy.

BDF Officers Francisco Choc and Caleb Rodriguez graduated from the 49th SOC on Wednesday, March 22nd along with nine officers from Guyana and one officer from Antigua and Barbuda. The 12 officers were the only ones of 36 cadets to successfully complete the rigorous course which commenced on April 2016.

Both Choc and Rodriguez will now be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants into the Belize Defence Force.