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Colonel Victor Andrew Lawrence Sorie – RSLAF
Director of Defence Estates of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces
at the Ministry of Defence.

Colonel Victor Andrew Lawrence Sorie was born on 4 April 1966 in Mano, Dasse Chiefdom, Moyamba District. His father hailed from Mokondo Village, Dasse Chiefdom in the Moyamba District and his mother from Pelewahun- Taninahun, Bumpe-Gao Chiefdom in the Bo District. He had his Advanced Secondary School Education at the Christ the King College in Bo.

Attained Advanced Secondary School education.

He was enlisted into the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) in 20 November 1990 and later commissioned in November 1992.
As he went through the military ranks, he successfully did several career courses:
20 July 2000 - Junior Division Emergency Command and Staff Course at GAFCS in Ghana.
05 May to 22 Aug 2003 - Special Combat Team Commanders' Course at GAFCS and Jungle Warfare School in Ghana.
31 May to 24 June 2004 - Staff Harmonisation Course at the Horton Academy in Sierra Leone.
3 to 13 April 2006 - Peace Support Operations Course at the Horton Academy in Sierra Leone.
21 May to 8 June 2007 - Military Observer Course at Ecole de Maintien de la Paix, Bamako in Mali.
12 to 23 January 2009 - United Nations Logistics Course at Karen in Kenya.
23 May to 24 June 2011 - Senior Command and Staff Course at the Horton Academy in Sierra Leone.
September 2012 to July 2013 - Command and Staff Course at Nanjing Army Command College in China.
7 to 25 August 2017 - Unit Commanders' Course at the Horton Academy in Sierra Leone.
Col Sorie has attended and participated in several seminars, workshops and conferences both at local and international levels. .

Colonel has held several Command and Staff appointments including:
December 1992 to February 1993 - Unit Security Officer, 2 Battalion.
April 1993 to November 1994 - Adjutant, 2 Battalion.
November 1994 to May 1995 - Imprest Holder, 2 Battalion.
June 1995 to April 1997 - Company Commander, 6 Battalion.
July 1998 to May 1999 - Adjutant, 2 Battalion.
May 1999 to June 2000 - Company Commander, 2 Battalion.
November 2000 to April 2001 - Company Commander, 5 Battalion.
April 2001 to October 2001- Staff Officer Grade 2, Freetown Garrison.
October 2001 to May 2003 - Staff Officer Grade 3, Headquarters Joint Force Command.
September 2003 to November 2004 - Deputy Chief of Staff, Freetown. Garrison.
November 2004 to June 2008 - Chief of Staff, Freetown Garrison.
July 2008 to September 2008 - Second in Command, 14 Battalion.
September 2008 to October 2010 - Acting Commanding Officer, 9 Battalion.
October 2010 to July 2011 - Chief of Staff, 4 Infantry Brigade.
August to November 2011 - Acting Commanding Officer, 2 Battalion.
November 2011 to August 2012 - Chief of Operations, Headquarters Joint Force Command.
August 2013 to July 2015 - Staff Officer Grade 1 Operations in the Directorate of Military Operations, Ministry of Defence.
July 2015 to Oct 2016 - Military Observer/Operation & Training Officer/Acting Sector 1 Commander at Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM) of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Gok Macher, South Sudan.
October 2016 to July 2018 - Staff Officer Grade 1 Estates in the Directorate Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence.
July 2018 to September 2018 - Commanding Officer, 2 Battalion.
September2018 to Date - Director of Defence Estates in the Ministry of Defence.

Col Sorie is married to Mrs. Edwina Mariama Sorie and blessed with two children.

His hobbies are listening to music, reading, outings and general discussions.

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