Posted on4 November, 2019 | 20:48

President Kagame makes major changes in RDF

President Paul Kagame, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), late on Monday made new appointments in the hierarchy of the national defence force.

Major General Jean Bosco Kazura was promoted to the rank of General and appointed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), among other changes which took immediate effect.

Gen Fred Ibingira was appointed the Reserve Force Chief of Staff; Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli was appointed the Inspector General of RDF; and Major Gen. Innocent Kabandana as the Deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff.

Full Deployment List:

1. MAJOR GENERAL JEAN BOSCO KAZURA IS PROMOTED TO GENERAL AND APPOINTED THE RDF CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF.

2. GENERAL FRED IBINGIRA IS APPOINTED THE RESERVE FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF.

3. LIEUTENANT GENERAL JACQUES MUSEMAKWELI IS APPOINTED THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF RDF.

4. MAJOR GENERAL INNOCENT KABANDANA IS APPOINTED THE DEPUTY RESERVE FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF.

5. BRIGADIER GENERAL DIDAS NDAHIRO IS APPOINTED THE COMMANDANT OF RDF COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE.

6. BRIGADIER GENERAL EPHREM RURANGWA IS APPOINTED THE COMMANDANT OF RWANDA MILITARY ACADEMY – GAKO.

7. COLONEL JAMES RUZIBIZA IS PROMOTED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER OF ENGINEERING BRIGADE.

8. COLONEL KARUSISI RUKI IS PROMOTED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE.

9. COLONEL JOSEPH KAREGIRE IS APPOINTED CHIEF J3 (OPERATIONS AND TRAINING).

10. COLONEL FAUSTIN KALISA IS APPOINTED CHIEF J1 (PERSONEL).

11. COLONEL ADOLPHE SIMBIZI IS APPOINTED CHIEF J4 (LOGISTICS).

12. COLONEL JEAN PAUL KARANGWA IS APPOINTED COMMANDER OF MILITARY POLICE.

13. LIEUTENANT COLONEL PATRICK KARURETWA IS PROMOTED TO COLONEL.

14. LIEUTENANT COLONEL EMMANUEL KANOBAYIRE IS PROMOTED TO COLONEL AND APPOINTED SECOND IN COMMAND OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCE.

15. LIEUTENANT COLONEL JULES RWIRANGIRA IS PROMOTED TO COLONEL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER OF ARTILLERY DIVISION.

16. LIEUTENANT COLONEL LAUSANNE INGABIRE IS APPOINTED CHIEF J9 (CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS).

17. MAJOR REGIS RWAGASANA SANKARA IS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL.

THE ABOVE APPOINTMENTS TAKE IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

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