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Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta
Flag for the Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta.svg
Standard of the Commander
Incumbent
Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi

since 20 December 2013
Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security
Status Active
Reports to Minister for Home Affairs and National Security
Appointer President of Malta
Term length No fixed length
Precursor Commander of the Malta Land Force
Formation 19 April 1973
Website Official Website

The Commander of the Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Armed Forces of Malta, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military. The current commander is Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi.

List of Commanders[edit | edit source]

Commander AMF Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Alfred Sammut Tagliaferro
Tagliaferro, AlfredBrigadier Alfred Sammut Tagliaferro19 April 1973August 19752 years, 3 months[1]
2
Arthur J.A. Gera MBE
Gera, ArthurBrigadier Arthur J.A. Gera MBEAugust 197528 February 19804 years, 6 months[1]
3
John Spiteri
Spiteri, JohnBrigadier John Spiteri
(?–2011)
1 March 1980September 199111 years, 6 months[1][2][3]
4
Maurice E. Calleja
Calleja, MauriceBrigadier Maurice E. CallejaSeptember 1991December 19932 years, 3 months[1]
5
Claude M. Gaffiero
Gaffiero, ClaudeBrigadier Claude M. GaffieroDecember 1993December 19963 years[1]
6
Rupert C. Montanaro
Montanaro, RupertBrigadier Rupert C. MontanaroDecember 199628 February 20047 years, 2 months[1]
7
Carmel Vassallo
Vassallo, CarmelBrigadier Carmel Vassallo
(born 1954)
1 March 200416 January 20105 years, 321 days[4][5]
8
Martin Xuereb
Xuereb, MartinBrigadier Martin Xuereb
(born 1968)
16 January 201020 December 20133 years, 338 days[5][6]
9
Jeffrey Curmi
Curmi, JeffreyBrigadier Jeffrey Curmi
(born 1975)
20 December 2013Incumbent7 years, 221 days[7][8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "A BRIEF HISTORY". https://vassallohistory.wordpress.com/armed-forces/. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  2. "Brig John Spiteri passes away". Times of Malta. 2 June 2011. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110602/local/brig-john-spiteri-passes-away.368525. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  3. "Former AFM Commander dies aged 80". Times of Malta. 3 June 2011. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110603/local/Former-AFM-Commander-dies-aged-80.368708. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  4. "Brigadier Carmel Vassallo". Ministero della Difesa. https://www.difesa.it/Approfondimenti/Canale08/Documents/13316_BrigadierCarmelVassallo_eng_1.pdf. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Brigadier Vassallo Passes the baton to new AFM Commander". 16 January 2010. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2010-01-16/news/brigadier-vassallo-passes-the-baton-to-new-afm-commander-269028/. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  6. "Chief of Defence of Malta". Council of the European Union. 2010-01-25. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/25-01-10-MT_CHOD.pdf. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  7. "Top appointments at AFM; government 'takes control of army' - PN". 20 December 2013. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2013-12-20/news/jeffrey-curmi-appointed-afm-commandermark-mallia-appointed-deputy-commander-3506995201/. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 
  8. "COMMANDER AFM". Government of Malta. https://afm.gov.mt/en/forcestructure/commander/Pages/commander.aspx. Retrieved 27 September 2018. 

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