The U.S. Embassy hosted a ceremony on June 15, 2017 to honor four Malaysian cadets who have been accepted to study at U.S. military service academies. Muhammad Salihin bin Mohd Sabri will be attending the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wan Kamal Fitri Bin Wan Kamal Baharein and Sayniish Pillay Muniandy will attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Ahmad Yusuf Bin Ahmad Azani will attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The cadets have been chosen after a rigorous selection process to represent Malaysia at U.S. service academies. They will spend the next four years learning to be a professional at arms alongside cadets from around the world and will all be members of the Class of 2021. It is rare that four Malaysian cadets are chosen to attend U.S. military service academies in a single year.
The U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Edgard Kagan, presided over the ceremony. Representatives from the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces were present, including Major General Dato Haji Mohammad Salleh Bin Haji Osman, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Defence Planning. Family members of the cadets also attended, as did Malaysian alumni of U.S. military service academies.