Commissioning Parade of the Regular Officer Cadet Course

The Commander In Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa presided over the Commissioning Parade of the Regular Officer Cadet Course 3/39/22 at the Zimbabwe Military Academy (ZMA) in Gweru The course consists of 182 cadets made up of 138 male and 44 female officers. The Regular Officer Cadet 3/39/22 passing […]

Commissioning Parade of the Regular Officer Cadet Course

The Commander In Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa presided over the Commissioning Parade of the Regular Officer Cadet Course 3/39/22 at the Zimbabwe Military Academy (ZMA) in Gweru

The course consists of 182 cadets made up of 138 male and 44 female officers. The Regular Officer Cadet 3/39/22 passing out today is the thirty ninth course to graduate at the Academy since 1980. The completion of this course symbolises the end of a demanding journey that began on 18 July 2022.

The Zimbabwe Military Academy has a rich history dating back over a century. Originally, the camp served as both a training ground for various military personnel and a supply depot. Throughout the years, the academy underwent name changes that aligned with camp’s evolving tasks and the political context of each era.

In 2010, the Academy achieved associate status with the Midlands State University (MSU), leading to the establishment of the Diploma in Military Training and Education program. The Academy has made significant strides in broadening it’s scope and vision. A crucial milestone was achieved in 2024 when the Cadet Wing transformed into a division, enabling the academy to provide degree programs to cadets.