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Christoffel Pierre van der Westhuizen
SD SM MMM
Nickname Joffel
Place of birth Kroonstad, Orange Free State
Allegiance Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg South Africa
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Years of service - 1994
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit 14 Field Regiment
Commands held
Battles/wars Border War
Awards

Lieutenant General Joffel van der Westhuizen is a South African Army general from the artillery, who served as Chief of Staff Intelligence for the Defence Force from 1991 - 1994.

Military careerEdit

He served in the artillery as a junior officer. As a brigadier, he served as the OC Eastern Province Command in 1983 - 1987.[1] GOC Witwatersrand Command in 1987 - 1990. He served as Deputy Chief of the Army in 1990 until he was appointed to the Military Intelligence Division in 1991 as the Chief of Staff Intelligence, a post he held until 1994. He went on early retirement in 1994.

Awards and DecorationsEdit


ReferencesEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
Witkop Badenhorst
Chief of Staff Intelligence
1991 – 1994
Succeeded by
Dirk Verbeek
Preceded by
Riaan Ferreira
GOC Witwatersrand Command
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Wessel Kritzinger
Preceded by
Unknown
OC Eastern Province Command
1983 – 1987
Succeeded by
Wessel Kritzinger

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