Brigadier General Jean Damascene SEKAMANA has retired from Rwanda Defence Force, after spending 27 years of service in the army since 1990 in the struggle for liberation.

In an announcement made to the General Public, RDF informed that following a request for retirement by Brig Gen Jean Damascene, the Commander in Chief of RDF and President of Rwanda in his powers as the retiring authority for General Officers has granted retirement to the former.
Brig Gen Jean Damascene who retires at 60 years, has until today served for the army for 27 years since joining in liberation struggle in 1990. Among other responsibilities he has held during his time of service include G2 Gendarmerie; Commanding officer, Brigade Commander and Acting Division Commander. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of operations in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. He has been currently working as Coordinator of Production in RDF Reserve Force
The retirement granted to the General goes in line with the stipulations of the article 82 of RDF Special Statute, General Officers may retire at age of fifty-five (55), an age limit which may be extended for not more than 5 years in the interest of service in RDF as the announcement from Rwanda Defence force reads.

The Express News


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