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GDF Promotes Officers and Other Ranks

In accordance with the Defence Act Chapter 15:01 of 1977, Guyana Defence Force Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips, has announced that His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief, has approved the promotions of 88 Officers and 260 Other Ranks effective from January 1, 2014. Forty-two Officers and 96 Other Ranks were confirmed in their Rank while 46 Officers and 164 Ranks were elevated in rank.

Leading the promotions list are Lieutenant Colonels Sherwin Anderson and Godfrey Bess who were confirmed in their rank. Lieutenant Commander Orin Porter of the Coast Guard was promoted to Acting Commander, while Majors Dwain Jervis, Trevor Bowman and Kenlloyd Roberts have been promoted to the rank of Acting Lieutenant Colonel.

Four Majors, including one female, have been confirmed in their rank, while Substantive Captains Dwayne Carter, Mark St Claire, James Fraser, Julian Archer and Drumson Mc Caulay have been promoted to Acting Major. Seventeen Acting Captains, including three females, are now confirmed in their rank, while Substantive Lieutenant Jocelyn Mc Allister has been promoted to the rank of Acting Captain with effect from January 1, 2012. Ten other Substantive Lieutenants, including one female, are now Acting Captains.

Ten Acting Lieutenants have been promoted to Substantive Lieutenant, while 10 Second Lieutenants have been promoted to Acting Lieutenant.

In the Coast Guard, Acting Lieutenants (CG) Nigel Backer and Wayne Richmond have confirmed in their rank, while Substantive Sub Lieutenants Paul Castello and Travis Morgan have been promoted to Acting Lieutenant (CG) and seven Acting Sub Lieutenants have been confirmed in their rank.

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