Seventy-two young marshal pupils receive the rank of "3rd class head" from the commander of the NCO School

(To Marina Militare)

Monday 14 February, at Officers' School of Taranto of the Navy, Rear Admiral Andrea Petroni, commander of the Institute, awarded the degrees of "third class head" to the 72 students of the 22nd normal course marshals - "Hector".

A coveted and not at all obvious goal, reached after the first two years of the course characterized by the pandemic emergency, which saw the aspiring marshals facing new and unexpected challenges, necessary to continue their training and conclude the cycle of studies, without interruptions and in full safety.

In the words of the course leader, the young 3rd class head Angelo Serino, the spirit that has distinguished the young non-commissioned officers during the intense years spent in the Institute resounds: "We have put ardor in every test, action and daily gesture".

Inspired by the Trojan hero Ettore, from which the name of the course "Hector" was born, the young students fought, day after day, to finish their university and military studies, following the motto they chose to the trees of the first class. - "E Vulneribus Animus Egreditur" - from wounds courage is born.

An incitement not to give up, to persevere with courage and willpower, essential elements for those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to the defense and safety of the country at sea and from the sea.

After the symbolic and suggestive assignment of the degrees, in front of excited and proud family members, and the students of the 1st and 2nd class, the commanding admiral, in a passage of his speech, underlining the great responsibility that accompanies the new status and with it the value of example, he wanted to encourage young marshals: "Be proud of the professional milestone achieved because finally today you will wear the coveted rank, becoming a full part of the large family of non-commissioned officers of our Navy".

The newly promoted will finish their training process next September, completing their military training and obtaining a three-year degree in the addresses of their respective study cycles such as Maritime Sciences and Management, Information Technology and Digital Communication and Nursing Sciences.

The "Hector" course, which is ready to take off soon, also explained the sails.