348 army officers, ranks promoted

President Donald Ramotar, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has approved the promotion of 348 members of the Guyana Defence Force in accordance with the Defence Act Chapter 15:01, of 1977.

A release from the GDF said that Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips had announced the approval for 88 Officers and 260 other ranks to be promoted with effect from January 1, 2014.

This group included 42 Officers and 96 other ranks who were confirmed in their rank and 46 officers and 164 other ranks who were elevated in rank.

Leading the promotions list were Lieutenant Colonels Sherwin Anderson and Godfrey Bess who were confirmed in their rank. Lieutenant Commander Orin Porter of the Coast Guard was promoted to Acting Commander, while Majors Dwain Jervis, Trevor Bowman and Kenlloyd Roberts were promoted …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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