TWO BROMSGROVE soldiers have celebrated his officer graduation in a passing out parade at the World renowned Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.
Gregory Knowles and Alexander Albutt, both 26, paraded in front of the Chief of the General Staff, Sir Nick Carter after a full 44 weeks of intensive military and academic training, combined with adventurous training and sporting challenges.
As soon as an officer cadet graduates they gain immediate leadership responsibilities within the British Army, and will have career progression through the ranks.
Officer cadet Knowles said: “Being part of an elite group of people that have graduated as British Army Officers from Sandhurst makes me extremely proud.
“It’s one of the biggest challenges I have ever undertaken, but one of the most rewarding.
“I cannot wait to be putting the leadership skills I’ve learned at Sandhurst to good use as part of my new regiment.”
Gregory’s new responsibilities include leading a platoon of 30 soldiers, managing their skills, workloads and welfare, and potential deployment on peacekeeping missions or deliver humanitarian aid within the first few months.
He added he would recommend an officer career in the army.
Albutt, who will be joining the Royal Logistics Corps, said: “I would recommend an Officer career to anyone looking for an exciting job away from the mundane nine to five, wanting to develop unique and lasting bonds of friendship and hoping to belong to a cause that makes a positive difference in the world, especially if you want to move immediately into a leadership or management position.”
Visit www.army.mod.uk/belong for more information on the careers on offer.