The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Commander-In-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF),
His Excellency, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma,dresses the new (CDS) Lieutenant General John Milton


Chief of Defence Staff (DCDS)

The Commander in Chief and President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday April 18, 2016 decorated the newly approved Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General John Milton at State House.

Congratulating the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), the President said he was stepping in at the time Sierra Leoneans are pleased with the military, due to their outstanding performances in both the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions and during the Ebola outbreak.

He urged the new CDS to work hard as the people of Sierra Leone, including the military have high expectations. Lt Gen Milton referred to his appointment as additional responsibility, quoting the adage; "To whom much is given, much is expected." He promised to diligently discharge his duties in the best interest of the nation and thanked his colleague officers and called on them to work as team.

The President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma concluded by expressing hope that there would be an increase in facilities ranging from more Battalions in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, construction of new military barracks, improving on the medical and engineering wings of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces.

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Deputy Minister of Defence
Captain (Rdt.), Abdul R. Kamara

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Official Website of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Sierra Leone. As we embark on moving on with the information age this website serves as a medium through which the public can better understand the operations and administration of the Ministry of Defence and have faith that our mission to serve and protect is carried out to the fullest.

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