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Barrow Promotes Top Officers To Higher Echelon in Gambian Army

Four senior army officers including the Chief and deputy Chief of Defense Staff have been promoted to the stations of Lieutenant general, Major general and Brigadier general respectively, a statement from the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) revealed on Thursday.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Gambia and Commander-In-Chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, Mr Adama Barrow in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, the existing vacancies and the ongoing defence reforms in the Gambia Armed Forces has approved the following promotions:

“Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh, Chief of Defence Staff to Lieutenant General, Brigadier General Mamat O. Cham, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff to Major General, Colonel Ousman Gomez, Commander Gambia National Army to Brigadier General and Colonel Toro K Jawneh, Commander Republican National Guard to Brigadier General.”

According to the Army statement, the promotions are with effect from 1 October 2020.

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