FBI National Academy, Quantico, V.A. - On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, held its Two Hundred Seventy-Eight (278th Session) Commencement Exercise where over 200 participants graduated to join the club of distinguished graduates of the Academy. Captain Bronson B. Martin of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) National Police was among those graduating officers. FSM’s participation at the esteemed Academy was made possible through continued cooperation and collaboration of both the U.S. Government and the FSM Government through their respective embassies.
Also graduating with Captain Martin from the Micronesian region was Officer Recheked M. Recheked of the Republic of Palau Bureau of Public Safety. Captain Martin as an alumnus of the Academy proudly joins his father and former FSM Congressman Mr. Berney Martin, who graduated from the Academy in 1984 at the Academy’s 138th Session. Captain Martin’s achievement was a personal tribute, having now fulfilled his childhood dream of following the footsteps of his father to the Academy, as much as it was a call of duty to perform for his country, the Federated States of Micronesia.
In attendance to witness the graduation ceremony were staff of the FSM Embassy in D.C. represented by First Secretary Raleigh Welly; Chief Hilario Bermanis Jr., of the FSM Department of Justice, National Police; and families and friends of Captain Martin. The Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia in D.C. wishes to congratulate Captain Bronson B. Martin on his accomplishment as a graduate of the U.S. FBI National Academy.