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Chief of the Defence Force
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Major general Ahmed Shiyam

since 9 February 2012
Ministery of Defence and National Security
Reports to Minister of Defence and National Security
Appointer President of the Maldives

The Chief of Defence Force is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Maldives National Defence Force, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military.

List of chiefs[]

Chief of the Defence Force Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1Sattar, AmbareeLieutenant general Ambaree Abdul Sattar21 April 19921 January 19963 years, 255 days.
2Zahir, MohamedMajor general Mohamed Zahir1 January 199618 November 200812 years, 322 days[1]
3Jaleel, MoosaMajor general Moosa Ali Jaleel
(born 1960)
18 November 20087 February 20123 years, 81 days[2]
Ahmed Shiyam
Shiyam, AhmedMajor general Ahmed Shiyam9 February 2012Incumbent9 years, 256 days[3]


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