10 Toughest Military Training Academies in the World

If you are planning to go to a military academy, keep reading the list of the toughest military training academies in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. Even if cruelty were the primary metric applied to the ranking of military academies, it wouldn’t necessarily be the most praiseworthy of traits in evaluating an academy.  Take a moment and try to brainstorm the most rigorous training process for anything–athletes, armed forces, chefs, etc.–you can imagine.

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Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of toughest military training academies in the world from their list.

The first one is South African Military Academy. The South African Military Academy operates in much the same style as many US-based military academies, and offers training to cadets looking to subsequently serve in the South African Army, Air Force, Navy, and Military Health Service, the four arms of the South African National Defense Force.  The academy accepts just 300 cadets each year, all of whom must prove their qualifications in the branch of the armed services in which they hope to serve upon graduating from the academy. The second academy is Evelpidon Military Academy. Founded in 1828 by Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of modern Greece, Evelpidon Military Academy is the oldest tertiary educational institution in all of Greece.  In addition to providing education and training to all branches of the Hellenic Army (artillery, army aviation, engineering, infantry, and signals), the academy also serves as a cadet training ground for foreign allied armies.  The academy’s motto, “When you learn how to be ruled, you will learn how to rule,” pervades the education of all of the school’s attendees.  At last, but not least let’s check out the Pakistan Military Academy. Located in Kakul, Abbottabad, the Pakistan Military Academy is a two-year federal service military academy with similar function to a number of other academies listed in this article.  Much like the Evelpidon Academy, PKA provides unique training to Pakistan Army officers as well as to those of other allied countries.  The academy’s training practices have become so well-renowned that each year, over 2000 invited guests from 34 different countries come to observe the training practices undergone at the rural facility.  In addition to rigorous academic coursework, students at the academy, known as gentleman cadets (GCs), are subjected to physical training whose intensity increases with each term.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 toughest military training academies in the world.

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