Soldiering: A noble profession

“Building the PNGDF through the family altar”.

This is the theme for the end of year mass for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

The PNGDF Commander, Gilbert Toropo this morning said soldiering is God's calling.

"It is a noble profession," Toropo reminded personnel and staff who gathered for the mass.

He admitted while the profession was challenging he reminded the PNGDF staff and personnel that they should be privileged to stand up and carry out the responsibility for the country.

"God doesn't make a mistake in seeing you become a soldier, a corporal, or a colonel."

He added that despite 2017 being a tough year for the PNGDF by putting God first the year has turned out to be successful.

"We have God to thank for".

Annette Kora