Crown Prince caps off another stage in his academic life, military career

AMMAN — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein’s graduation from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) on Friday, one of the world’s foremost military institutes, marked another major step in his academic and military career.

Crown Prince Hussein graduated after undergoing 44 weeks of “gruelling physical and academic training as part of the Academy’s strict curriculum”, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

His Majesty King Abdullah graduated from Sandhurst in 1981, while Their Majesties the late King Hussein and the late King Talal each graduated from the RMAS in 1952 and 1929, respectively. A number of renowned military leaders and politicians from around the world are also among Sandhurst’s alumni.

The Crown Prince enrolled at Sandhurst after graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, last year, with a bachelor’s degree in international history. His Royal Highness had graduated in 2012 from King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan.

The Crown Prince, alongside fellow officer cadets, participated in the Sovereign’s Parade on Friday, which marked the passing out of the Senior Division at Sandhurst, where King Abdullah represented Queen Elizabeth II as the Reviewing Officer. 

The Parade’s segments and military marches showcase the “values of discipline, accuracy, and dedication — the pinnacles of soldiering”.

In interviews with Petra, instructors and supervisors at the academy described the training as tough and demanding, noting that it encompasses psychological and physical aspects, and teaches the ability to take decisions under pressure.

The instructors said the Crown Prince had displayed a high sense of discipline, perseverance, adaptability, and self-confidence, noting that His Royal Highness “worked diligently and seriously, displaying marked progress throughout his training at the academy”.

The Crown Prince was “humble and disciplined” during the training, the instructors added, praising the Crown…

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