Outstanding commander in Truong Sa

(VOVWORLD) - Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Minh Son, Commander of Nam Yet island in Truong Sa (Spratly ) archipelago, is one of 40 individuals honored this week for excellence in defending national maritime sovereignty.
Outstanding commander in Truong Sa - ảnh 1Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Minh Son 

Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Minh Son has been in the Naval Service for 25 years, mainly working on islands. He said: “I have been stationed on Nam Yet island since 2015. I have many beautiful memories. Though soldiers on the island come from different localities, we have a special comradeship and brotherhood.”

Son is close to soldiers, supporting them both in their work and in their personal lives. Under his command, Nam Yet island was honored by the Naval Service and the Ministry of Defense. Son is a role model for young soldiers, said soldier Nguyen Thanh Phong, who has been on Nam Yet island for four months: “The commander is very kind and gentle. He gives us detailed instructions. It’s a great honor for us to work with him. He is a good commander.”

Having worked in harsh condition on the island for several years, Son has developed a scientific working style. He has introduced a number of training initiatives to help his unit fulfill its tasks. Colonel Dao Giang Hai, Deputy Political Commissar of Navy Region 4 Brigade, said: “We highly value Lieutenant Colonel Hoang Minh Son’s leadership ability, especially in combat training and dealing with difficult situations. He is the most outstanding island chief on the Truong Sa archipelago. Despite the difficulties involved in working on an island, he has encouraged and shared with his soldiers to help them accomplish their mission of defending national sea and island sovereignty.”

Before Nam Yet, Son was stationed on Đá Lớn and Đá Đông island. He said: “Having held different positions, I have learned from my predecessors and soldiers to improve my political stance in order to accomplish my duties.”