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Recipient of Overseas Sword promoted as major

Recipient of Overseas Sword promoted as major

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Dec 23, 2016 - 11:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army cadet, who won the Overseas Sword from the UK Royal Academy Sandhurst, would be given an extraordinary rank, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah said on Friday.

Behzad Heidari is the first-ever ANA cadet who stood second among the armed forces to receive an award from the premier military academy.

A statement from Abdullah’s office said the CEO met Heidari and praise his achievements as an overseas student in the Royal Academy Sandhurst.

Abdullah approved Heidari’s promotion to the rank of major from first lieutenant. The government was committed to investment in youths of the country.

The Overseas Sword is donated by Kuwait’s Ministry of Defence in memory of Sheikh Ali Al Sabah, former defence minister.

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