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 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2019, 13:15 
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Windhoek, 23 October 2019: Namibia is hosting a three-day 11th African Standby Force (ASF) Training Implementation Workshop (TIW) organised by the African Union Peace Support Operations Division at the Safari Hotel-Windhoek.

The ASF-TIW is an annual stock taking activity on training and capacity development of the AFS.

The main aim of the 11th ASF-TIW is to coordinate and harmonize training activities in accordance with the Training Policy and Training Directives of the ASF. It also offers the opportunity for AU, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms, Training Centers of Excellence /Training Institutions to gauge progress made in the implementation of current Training Directives so as to facilitate harmonisation of technical support for continental and regional training initiatives by relevant partners.

Dr. Wilhelmina Shivute, Deputy Executive Director of Defence officiated the opening ceremony.The meeting is attended by key decision-makers at the Continental and Regional Planning Elements.

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 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2019, 18:50 
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40 Officer cadets commisioned in the Namibian Defence Force
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Okahandja, 04 December 2019: His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Commander-In-Chief of the Namibian Defence Force, commissioned 40 young officer cadets into the officers' corps of the NDF after they completed the Regular Commissioning Course.

Dr. Geingob urged the graduates to demonstrate quality leadership, high standard of discipline, patriotism and integrity. "These are the prerequisites that will enable you to lead the men and women placed under your command," President said.

For the past 17 months, the graduates of the 9th Intake of the Regular Commissioning Course, underwent intensive training where they were introduced to the modules of command, leadership, management of resources as well as conventional and non-conventional warfare.

The Commissioning Ceremony was attended by, amongst others, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Regional and Local leadership from Otjozondjupa Region, and the relatives of the graduates.

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Inspection of the parade
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Parade formed up
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Commandant of the Military School
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Acting CDF handing over the CDF award to a top performer
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one of the 5 female cadet officer's
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Newly commissioned Pilot officer
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Cadet officer from the Navy(or midshipman rather #-o )
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 Post subject: Re: African Armies
PostPosted: 31 Mar 2020, 15:26 
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As expected Air Vice Marshall Martin Pinehas has been promoted to Air Marshall and appointed as the Chief of Defence Force. Lt John Mutwa has been on sick leave since probably June last year, if not earlier than that and is turning sixty (retirement age) in September this year. AVM Pinehas has been standing in for him since then. This is also the first time a non Army officer has been appointed CDF in the Namibian military.

Of the the current service chiefs he was the most senior two star (after Rear Admiral Vilho was appointed as the Executive Director of the Ministry of Defence and later appointed as Minister of Defence =D> )

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JUST IN: President Hage Geingob has appointed Air Vice Marshal Martin Kambulu Pinehas as Chief of the Namibian Defence Force starting 1 April. Pinehas replaces Lieutenant General John Mutwa.

In his new role, Pinehas is mandated to make provision for a balanced structuring of the NDF and to make suitable appointments of members under his command within prescribed laws, policies, rules and procedures, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the Force to be investigated and prosecuted, and to ensure that public resources under his care are efficiently managed and accounted for, among many other duties.

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The new CDF is flanked to his right by Air Comodore P Kamanya (likely the next Air Force Commander if hes still in active service), Major General J. Namhindo the Joint OPS chief and to his left by Brigadier General F Maiba the Defence Advisor to the President and another one star i cant ID.
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On a slightly negative note, the period in which he's been acting he's been accused of being autocratic and breaking protocol in last years election period here

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Security bosses divided over post-election military deployment

MATHIAS HAUFIKU and TILENI MONGUDHI

POLICE, military, and intelligence bosses were divided over a decision by acting chief of defence Martin Pinehas to deploy soldiers on Namibian streets in the name of national security.

The Namibian understands that Pinehas' attempt to impress president Hage Geingob for his possible promotion also played a key role in his declaring that the country's security alertness was at its highest level after the elections last month.

Pinehas announced on 2 December that the defence force elevated the country's security alertness to its highest level, and necessary measures are in place to protect national key points and citizens. This followed threats of unspecified action on social media platforms before the national elections.

Sources said Pinehas broke protocol, and involved the army in internal security affairs while there was no threat to the country's national security.

It is alleged that he acted unilaterally, and his actions caused chaos and confusion within the country's security cluster.

The security cluster consists of officials from the ministries of home affairs; justice; international relations; the Namibian Police; the Namibian Defence Force (NDF); the Namibian Central Intelligence Service (NCIS); and correctional services.

The Namibian has learned that apart from the fact that Pinehas does not have powers to deploy soldiers into the streets, he also failed to follow the right procedures before making his decision.

Security sources insisted that the security threat, which prompted Pinehas to act, was allegedly either imaginary at worst, or exaggerated at best.

“It was based on a frivolous assessment,” said a source familiar with the matter.

The Namibian also understands that police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga was invited to attend and co-address Pinehas' media briefing, but declined the invitation.

Ndeitunga allegedly snubbed the invitation on grounds that he was not kept in the loop, as well as the fact that his principal, safety and security minister Charles Namoloh, was not briefed at Cabinet level about the said security threat.

Ndeitunga declined to comment when approached for comment last week, saying he was busy with electoral matters at the time of Pinehas' statement.

He referred The Namibian to the defence ministry.

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A retired military officer told The Namibian that when a security threat to the country is detected, it is dealt with at three different levels before it is made public or forces the security cluster to act on it.

The first level is the intelligence coordination committee, which is occupied by mid-level and senior officers from the police intelligence apparatus, military intelligence, and the Namibian Central Intelligence Service.

These officers share information on what they discover in their operations. Once this committee is satisfied that the potential threat requires attention or action, it is then forwarded to the national joint intelligence committee.

This is a committee comprising service chiefs, mainly the police, defence, correctional services and intelligence chiefs.

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