Following the growth in Taiwan-US military education exchanges, eight Taiwanese cadets are expected to graduate from various US military academies this month.
Among the eight, Hung Wan-ting (
Taiwanese military officials stationed in Washington said a total of 38 Taiwanese cadets were studying at six US military academies: three at the Military Academy at West Point, three at the US Naval Academy, three at the US Air Force Academy, 11 at Virginia Military Institute (VMI), 11 at the Citadel Military College and seven at Norwich University.
In addition to Hung and Wu, six other Taiwanese will graduate from US military schools this summer.
Among them, Shih Kai-yu (
The cadets will return home after receiving their diplomas and be commissioned into service as second lieutenants or ensigns, the officials said.
Lin, who was assigned to serve as a training deputy battalion commander at VMI and has won a gold star award from the school, expressed his gratitude to his country for providing him the opportunity to pursue advanced education in the US.
Cadets said they had learned a lot during their four years of training and were looking forward to contributing to the country.
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