Gendarme of the month : lance-caporal NSONKOUA LAPA Gide Auriole, ranked best trainee at the 2nd CAT2 course on the maintenance of Information and Communication Systems.
Lance-Corporal Nsonkoua Lapa Gide Auriole stood out with an average of 16.55 during the second edition of the Technical Aptitude Certificate No.2 Course on the Maintenance of Information and Communication System.

This four-month course took place from 08 January to 08 May 2024 at the High Command for Gendarmerie Schools and Training Centres (CECIG) in Yaounde and was attended by 39 rank and file Gendarmes. Among them were 07 brave female Gendarmes, including the best trainee.

Born on 06 March 1995 in Ndoungue, Moungo Division, in the Littoral Region, Gide Auriole had excellent results at school. She obtained her FSLC in 2006 at Government School Melong, then her BEPC in 2010, followed by a Probatoire C in 2012 at Government High School Bangoua. She completed her secondary education at Government High School Penka Michel with a Baccalaureat C in 2013. Afterwards, Gide Auriole pursued her university studies, graduating with a degree in Physics at the University of Yaounde 1 in 2016.

Before long, the young girl had developed a passion for military profession, with a focus on serving in the military. Thus, on 13 February 2017, Nsonkoua Lapa Gide Auriole joined the National Gendarmerie, an elite corps of Cameroon Defence Forces. At the end of her training, she served at Squadron 33 in Kousseri. Currently, she is posted at the Abong Mbang Gendarmerie Company, precisely at the Messok Gendarmerie Brigade.

One of eight children, Nsonkoua Lapa Gide Auriole reveals that hardwork is the secret behind her success, together with prayer and discipline. She loves reading and sports.

The best trainee of this course was promoted to the rank of Gendarme on 13 February 2019 and became a Lance Corporal on July 01, 2023.

Lance-Corporal Nsonkoua Lapa Gide Auriole expressed her satisfaction and gratitude to the High Command of the National Gendarmerie that is committed to ensuring professionalization and in-service training in this Elite corps.