|Chief of the Defence Force|
Emblem of Maldives
|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|
|1||Ambaree Abdul SattarLieutenant general||21 April 1992||1 January 1996||3 years, 255 days||.|
|2||Mohamed ZahirMajor general||1 January 1996||18 November 2008||12 years, 322 days|||
|3||Moosa Ali JaleelMajor general |
|18 November 2008||7 February 2012||3 years, 81 days|||
|4||Ahmed ShiyamMajor general||9 February 2012||Incumbent||9 years, 256 days|||
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