Kagame makes tactical changes in RDF amidst continued standoff

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and commander-in-chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) yesterday made new appointments and changes within RDF.

“The changes saw Major General Jean-Jacques Mupenzi promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed Army Chief of Staff (ACOS) while Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli has been appointed Reserve Force Chief of Staff (RFCOS),” reads a statement released by RDF.

Before his appointment as the Army Chief of Staff in 2016; Lt.Gen Musemakweli was Commander of the Republican Guards.

Among other changes, Major General Aloys Muganga has been appointed Commander of the Mechanised Division.

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The appointments and redeployments take immediate effect as per a statement released by RDF.

Maj. General Muganga was previously the Acting Reserve Force Chief of Staff. He is among senior officers promoted in January last year from the rank of Brigadier General to Major General.

Maj General Muganga holds a master’s degree in project management from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and is a graduate of the United States of America War College (USAWC – 2007).

His other previous postings include Defence Liaison Officer for Rwanda at EAC – Arusha among other RDF command and staff responsibilities.

He received different medals.

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Major General Jean-Jacques Mupenzi promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General

 

Lieutenant General Jacques Musemakweli has been appointed Reserve Force Chief of Staff (RFCOS)

 

Major General Aloys Muganga has been appointed Commander of the Mechanised Division

 

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