|Johan Frans Retief|
|Born||20 March 1946|
|Place of birth||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Service/branch||South African Navy|
|Years of service||1967-2005|
Chief of the South African Navy|
Inspector General SANDF
Chief of Naval Operations
SAS Jim Fouche
Retief was born on 20 March 1946 in Cape Town, matriculating at Hoerskool Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town.
Career[edit | edit source]
He attended the Military Academy after completing his Citizen's Force training and graduated with a B Mil degree in 1967 and was judged the Best Student in the 1967 year
He was appointed an Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and was selected to attended the Torpedo and Anti-Submarine course at HMS Vernon in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. He joined the Strike Craft Flotilla, initially as training officer at the inception of the project in 1975. He was the Commissioning Captain of SAS Jim Fouche.
He was promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed as Chief of Naval Operations with effect from 1 January 1993 until 30 April 1996, after which he served as Inspector-General of the South African National Defence Force.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
|iPhrothiya yeGolide (PG)|
|Southern Cross Decoration (SD)|
|Southern Cross Medal(SM)|
|File:MMMint.gif||Military Merit Medal (MMM)|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Johan Retief | Who's Who SA". Whoswhosa.co.za. http://www.whoswhosa.co.za/johan-retief-2294. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
- "Fact file: Chiefs of the South African Navy". DefenceWeb. 2010-01-21. http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6244:fact-file-chiefs-of-the-south-african-navy-&catid=79:fact-files&Itemid=159. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
- Netshirembe, Lutuno (2011). "CAF Medal parade". pp. 25. http://www.af.mil.za/publications/2011/AdAstra%20Ed1%20low%20q.pdf.
|Chief of the South African Navy
Refiloe Johannes Mudimu
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