Harar Military Academy
Your energy and courage will be tested
in new and unfamiliar ways.
are hopeful that you young officers, well-schooled in military and
technical matters have received in your training one vital element wich
will be of great significance to yourself and to your people in the days
and years to come. We speak of discipline --- the capacity to control oneself and follow through to the completion what must be done and to place duty first.
We would remind you, however, that iron discipline is not
alone sufficient to meet the future. Restraint and understanding are
vital qualities for responsible citizens. Your leadership must be that
of careful outlook, of strong `esprit de corps`and one of exemplary
efforts and dedication.
glory and honour wich are your magnificent heritage as Ethiopians
remain for you to seek and show. In this new epoch your energy and
courage will be tested in new and unfamiliar ways. Ethiopia anticipates
that you will do your duty and make her proud of you, as she has been
proud of her soldiers, warriors and leaders through the endless
generations which have preceded you.
Oct. 12, 1965.
Important Utterances of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I - page 68 -