Selection of cadet officers unfair

Letters, Normal

The National,Friday 09th December 2011

I WOULD like to air my concern with regard to the PNGDF recruitment.
I am unhappy to see some candidates recruited as cadet officers were commissioned as normal soldiers while relatives of army officers and big shots were selected as cadet officers and sent to Australia or New Zealand for training.
Some of the candidates recruited as ca­det officers and who underwent basic mili­tary training at Goldie River for the past four months are unsure of the commencement of the cadet officer programme.
I wonder if the cadet officers were picked on merit or based on who you know.
Apparently, this has been going on for a long time but no one dares to bring it up.

Green Sovera
Port Moresby