Arthur and Moss taking command of the troops and the books

 Razhena Arthur (right) of Bishop Michael Eldon School and Courtney Moss (left) of St. Georges’ High School are two amazing young women

Razhena Arthur of Bishop Michael Eldon School and Courtney Moss of St. Georges’ High School are two amazing young women, who are leading in the Defense Force Rangers and in the classroom. 


Both young ladies are front runners among their peers and are on the honor roll at their respective schools, with high GPAs. 


According to instructor, Leading Seaman Michael Wring of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Rangers Northern Command,  


“Arthur, who is the Deputy Battalion Commander second-in-charge of rangers for the entire Bahamas, has excelled and shown her worth in all challenges given. 


“At our very first Officer Core Training that took place in Nassau, she came out of nowhere and shined during the Military type training. 


“For this she was recognized and given a high position and is only in the 11th grade. She does well at every opportunity that is presented to her,” said Wring.


“The Rangers is what I want to base my career on after I leave high school,” said Arthur. “I love the sea and I want to become a marine medic whenever I join the Defense Force. This program is helping me by showing basic fundamentals of being on the force and the core values … honesty and integrity in serving my country, and I feel like the Rangers is the best choice for me.”


Moss, is a 12th grader and she is in charge of the Out Islands that includes Grand Bahama, Abaco, Berry Islands and Andros.


Moss, who has been with the Rangers for six years and has been at the helm here in Freeport for a very long time, Wring noted.


“She has embraced the program and everything that we have to offer and instill. When she attends the symposium that will be held in Nassau this year, along with her fellow installed rangers from all over The Bahamas, she is going to have the opportunity to show all of her leadership capabilities. 


“They will be able to see how the rank system is and what it is designed to do when everyone comes together,” Wring added. 


“I hope to join the Defense Force one day,” Moss told this daily. “I hope to gain more knowledge about how the force works, learning by the ropes and core values along with working out so that I can be prepared for it.”


The Rangers Program started in 1995 with at risk kids from C. H. Reeves in Nassau. It teaches self worth and national pride, and has evolved from having only at risk kids to including students from all over the country from both public and private schools who are high achievers with honors.


Published  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 


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