A UAE national has graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and was honored by US President Donald Trump, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
“I feel proud of belonging to this batch of graduates with a degree of Engineering, specializing in Systems and Administration,” said Lieutenant Ibrahim Issa Ali Al Tenaiji, who was the only graduate out of 4000 in different disciplines and majors to raise his country’s flag high during the graduation ceremony.
“I already spoke to President Trump and he sent a message of peace to the people of UAE,” added Al Tenaiji who lives in Al Rams City, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
“One day I will be back to the UAE and sky is the limit for my ambitions to serve my nation and my people at the highest level possible,” he enthused.
As the undergraduate college of the U.S.’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.
They attend the academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.
Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.