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Chief of the Defence Staff of the Gambia
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Incumbent
Masaneh Kinteh

since 27 February 2017
Appointer President of the Gambia
following consultation with the National Security Council
Inaugural holder Baboucarr Jatta
Formation 1997

The Chief of the Defence Staff in the Gambia is the head of the Gambian Armed Forces, and is appointed by the President.

Role[]

The Chief of the Defence Staff is responsible for the operational control and administration of the Gambian Armed Forces, according to Section 188 (1) of the Constitution of the Gambia. The Chief of the Defence Staff has a permanent place on the National Security Council, authorised by Section 78 of the constitution, and on the Armed Forces Council, authorised by Section 189 of the constitution. In order to appoint or dismiss a Chief of the Defence Staff, the President must first consult with the National Security Council.[1]

List of Chiefs of the Defence Staff[]

Chief of the Defence Staff Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1
Baboucarr Jatta
Jatta, BaboucarrColonel Baboucarr Jatta199920044-5 years Gambia Army
2
Vincent Jatta
Jatta, VincentLieutenant Colonel Vincent Jatta200420041 year Gambia Army
3
Assan Sarr
Sarr, AssanColonel Assan Sarr200420051 year Gambia Army
4
Ndure Cham
Cham, NdureColonel Ndure Cham200520061 year Gambia Army
5
Lang Tombong Tamba
Tamba, Lang TombongMajor General Lang Tombong Tamba
(born 1965)
200620093 years, 319 days Gambia Army
6
Masaneh Kinteh
Kinteh, MasanehLieutenant General Masaneh Kinteh
(born 1968)
9 October 20096 July 20122 years, 271 days Gambia Army
7
Ousman Badjie
Badjie, OusmanLieutenant General Ousman Badjie
(born 1967)
6 July 201217 February 20174 years, 226 days Gambia Army
(6)
Masaneh Kinteh
Kinteh, MasanehLieutenant General Masaneh Kinteh
(born 1968)
17 February 2017Incumbent4 years, 207 days Gambia Army

List of Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff[]

References[]

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