Taiwanese cadet wills her way to success at US Naval Academy

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-14

Despite the relapse of an old injury, Hu Chia-lin from Taiwan’s naval academy

Hu Chia-lin. (Photo/CNA)

Hu Chia-lin. (Photo/CNA)

was able to complete a series of grueling tests, called sea trials, at the US Naval Academy on Tuesday thanks to her steely will and the encouragement of other cadets.

The completion of the 14-hour sea trials represents the rite of passage for first year cadets and tests their mental strength and toughness.

Hu, the only female from Taiwan’s armed forces to study at a US military academy on a government scholarship last year, began the tests at 3 am.

She said she was a bit frustrated by the relapse of an injury to her right knee in the middle of the drills, but she insisted on finishing after undergoing the necessary examinations.     [FULL  STORY]

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