Two GDF Cadets receive scholarships to prestigious U.S. Military Academies
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the U.S. Embassy celebrated the achievement of two members of the GDF who have received full scholarships to attend two of the most prestigious academies in the United States.
Errol Van Lange will be a Cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and Czedra Frank will be a Midshipman
at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. These academies only accept 15 international students each year and have had a number of distinguished graduates, including six Heads of State, two Nobel Peace awardees, 116 Rhodes Scholars, and many Ambassadors and Generals.
Both Van Lange and Frank will be studying engineering while they are in school.
Family members proudly watched on as their sons were honoured by United States Ambassador, D. Brent Hardt. The GDF’s Colonel Bruce Lovell also addressed the cadets, noting that once their education is completed, they will return and continue their honourable service to Guyana. The two cadets follow other accomplished candidates from the GDF who have participated in personal and professional development in the United States under continuing partnership programmes.
The ceremony ended with the remarks by the young cadets and future students. Both Frank and Van Lange thanked the GDF and the United States for the great opportunity to study in the United States and promised to apply what they learn at these elite academies in service to their country upon their return to Guyana.