The Passing Out Parade for the 2010 Potential Junior Non-Commissioned Officers’ (PJNCO) Cadre was held at Warwick Camp last night [July 16].
The Passing Out Parade is the culmination of 6 months hard work and determination by of intensive training by the PJNCOs who, having only just started their military service in January 2010, volunteered for the intensive training leading up to this date. The Cadre recently returned from their ‘final exercise’ overseas at USMC Camp Lejeume in North Carolina.
The Cadre represents an accelerated but more intense training period which, in addition to basic military skills, the PJNCOs also learn leadership, administration and man management skills sets which are also easily transferable to their civilian employment. Upon promotion to Lance Corporal, many will become section commanders and will be responsible and held accountable for the training, administration and welfare of between 5-10 private soldiers.
Unique to the Bermuda Regiment, every senior ranking member is required to have completed the Cadre before even being considered for any further promotion; there are no ‘short-cuts’ unlike many other militaries.
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