The Gambia Armed Forces elevates 14 junior officers

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) on Thursday 30 November 2023 elevated 12 Second Lieutenants and 2 Navy Midshipmen to the ranks of Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenant at a ceremony held at the Defence Headquarters in Banjul.

Their promotion came upon meeting the requirements for promotion to the next rank as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) of the GAF. This was capped with the Presidential assent by His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces Adama Barrow for their promotion.

The event was presided over by the Honourable Minister of Defence Brigadier General (Rtd) Sering Modou Njie at the invitation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gambia Armed Forces Major General Mamat O Cham.

The ceremony was graced by the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Gambia Armed Forces Brigadier General Ousman Gomez, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence, Commander Gambia National Army, Commander Republican National Guard, XO Gambia Navy, Commandants, Directors, and Principal Staff Officers of the Defence and Joint Service Headquarters.