Second Lieutenant Delai makes history - first Fijian graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point

Second Lieutenant Delai makes history - first Fijian graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Friday 22/12/2023
Photo Credit: Constantine Panayiotou

Second Lieutenant (2LT) Max Taylor Delai has made history by becoming Fiji’s first-ever graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces says over the last four and a half years, 2LT Delai confronted significant challenges directly, however, with determination, persistence, and unwavering determination, he rose above these difficulties to achieve his success.

They say his journey stands as a bright illustration of resilience and commitment.

2LT Delai isn't just an academic achiever but also a force on the rugby field, displaying his passion and skill in a sport close to the heart of Fiji.

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Photo:Photo Credit: Constantine Panayiotou

His involvement in rugby mirrors his approach to life—unrelenting, focused, and committed to pushing boundaries.

2LT Delai's graduation ceremony was attended by his proud parents and Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Filipo Tarakinikini, underscoring the significance of this moment for Fiji as a whole.

2LT Delai's story isn't just about academic accomplishment; it's a narrative of breaking barriers, blazing trails, and setting new benchmarks.

His journey does not end there as it's the launchpad for a future filled with promise, potential, and boundless opportunities.


Photo Credit: Constantine Panayiotou

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