|Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force|
|Reports to||Minister of Defence|
|Appointer||Government of Lesotho|
The Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force is the professional head of the Defence Force. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Lesotho military.
List of chiefs
|Commander||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Defence branch||Ref|
|Tlali KamoliLieutenant general||2012||29 August 2014||1–2 years||Lesotho Army|||
|Maaparankoe MahaoLieutenant general |
|29 August 2014||February 2015||0–1 years||Lesotho Army|||
|Tlali KamoliLieutenant general||February 2015||December 2016||0–1 years||Lesotho Army|||
|Khoantle MotsomotsoLieutenant general |
|December 2016||5 September 2017 †||0–1 years||Lesotho Army|||
|Lineo Poopa (Acting)Major general||5 September 2017||23 January 2018||0–1 years||Lesotho Army|||
|Mojalefa LetsoelaLieutenant general||23 January 2018||Incumbent||2–3 years||Lesotho Air Force|||
- Peta, Basildon (13 October 2017). Ex-LDF chief Kamoli faces police interrogation. Pretoria News. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
- Army chief steps down after negotiations with the government. Economist Intelligence Unit. Published 10 November 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
- "New Army Chief Speaks". 9 February 2018. http://lestimes.com/new-army-chief-speaks/. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
- Govt appoints new army commander. Lesotho Times. Published 27 January 2018.
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