THE RSLAF GETS FIRST SURGEON GENERAL:
Eight Officers of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) who were recently promoted to the rank of Brigadier Generals have been decorated at a function held on 30th September, 2016 at State House in Freetown.
The decoration was done by His Excellency the President, Commander-In-Chief and Minister of Defence, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma. In his congratulatory remarks, the President confirmed that the elevation of Officers was part of the ongoing improvement and transformation of the RSLAF. He further disclosed that personnel will continue to participate in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions to strengthen the transformation process.
The Commander-In-Chief urged the newly decorated Brigadier Generals to add value to the Army and encouraged personnel to scale up Naval patrols and Maritime surveillance on Sierra Leone's territorial water. He also acknowledged challenges facing the Army particularly in the area of accommodation, which he said will be addressed.
According to the Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General John E Milton, the promotion of Colonel Dr. Foday Sahr to Brigadier General paved way for the first Surgeon General of the RSLAF.
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