19-Year-Old Becomes The First Malaysian Woman To Enter A Top US Military Academy

Girl power!

Cover image via Free Malaysia Today (FMT) /Malaysiakini (edited)

A young Malaysian woman made history when she was recently accepted into one of the top military academies in the USA

Image via Malaysiakini

She is Janushaa Bala Krishnan Muthiah, a 19-year-old engineering student from Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM).

Malaysiakini reported that Janushaa has become the first Malaysian woman to be selected to attend a prestigious United States Service Academy.

The Pahang native was one of 15 candidates chosen from over 150 countries to pursue further education in the US Naval Academy (USNA), Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported

Image via Navy Times

"Janushaa has been chosen after a rigorous selection process to represent Malaysia at the prestigious USNA, where she will spend the next four years learning to be a professional military officer alongside cadets from around the world," the US Embassy said in a statement quoted by Malaysiakini.

Janushhaa will be pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering at USNA before embarking on a career as a fighter jet pilot. 

A special ceremony was held in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, last month to celebrate Janushaa's success

The ceremony was attended by US ambassador Kamal Shirin Lakhdir who presented Janushaa with her letter of acceptance.

Congrats, Janushaa! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours! :D

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Back in 2016, a Malaysian graduated from the prestigious United States Military Academy (USMA):

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