Janushaa Bala Krishnan Muthiah, who made history in 2018 by becoming the first Malaysian woman to be accepted into a prestigious US military academy, has done it again.
This time, the 23-year-old made the country proud by becoming the first ever Malaysian woman to graduate from the US Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland, where she had spent four years learning and training to be a professional military officer.
The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM), in a recent Facebook post, said that Janushaa, who hails from Kuala Lipis, Pahang, was among the 1,085 trainees from the US, and 14 trainees from abroad, who underwent training at the USNA.
"The Royal Malaysian Navy will continue to provide support in gender and race equality for such opportunities.
"Hopefully, senior cadet officer Janushaa's success will attract more youth, especially women, to consider joining the Malaysia Armed Forces, and TLDM in particular, and making it a career option in the future," the post read, adding that the graduation of class 2022 was officiated by US president Joe Biden himself, and attended by the top US Navy leadership, as well as ambassadors and defence advisors from various countries.
Besides Janushaa, another Malaysian cadet, Putra Nadeem Damanhuri Ahmad Damanhuri, also graduated from the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) at the same ceremony.
Here's hoping her graduation will inspire more Malaysian women to follow in her footsteps to make their families, and the country proud.
Source & Photo source: Facebook, The Vibes
Mon Jun 13 2022
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