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Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan is heading the list of officers promotions for the Guyana Defence moving from acting colonel to substantive colonel.
In accordance with Part III Section 16 of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977, the Chief of Staff (ag) Brigadier Godfrey Bess announced that His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief Dr. Irfaan Ali has approved the promotion of forty-eight officers with effect from January 01, 2021.
Eight Substantive Majors have also been promoted to the rank of Substantive Lieutenant Colonel. Those Substantive Majors are Mohinder Ramjag, Anson Weekes, Matthew Chichester, Andy Pompey, Dale De Mendonca , Kennard Liverpool, Earl Edghill and Miguel Benjamin.
Fourteen Substantive Captains are newly promoted Majors. Those Substantive Captains are Troy Cordis, Kirk Marlock, Esan Reid, Bernard Cunjie, Cleon Coppin, Daryl Britton, Mirza Wahid, Dawn Singh, Denolle Sankar, Jermaine Newton, Sven Douglas, Oral Thom, Dwighton Bess and Paul Castello.
Substantive Lieutenants Samuel Klien, Steffon Cameron, Teffurn James, Pete Da Silva, Trevon Poole, Rohan Marshall, Obitre Hytmiah, Dishon Harris, Steffhon Branche, Curtlan Melville, Shaheed Zaiboon, Neil Asregadoo, Lawrence King, and Keevin Salaru have been promoted to the rank of Substantive Captain.
Leading the list of promoted Coast Guard Officers is Lieutenant Coast Guard Wayne Richmond who was promoted to the rank of Substantive Lieutenant Commander. Additionally, Sub Lieutenant Carlos Moore is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Coast Guard.
Meanwhile, Substantive Majors Michael Charles, Sean Welcome and Bhageshwar Murli, who serve in the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM) Reserve, have also been promoted to the rank of Substantive Lieutenant Colonel. Substantive Captains Salim October, Lancelot Khan, Mahendra Carpen and Marlon Daniels have been promoted to the rank of Substantive Major. Substantive Lieutenants Lakshman Persaud and Patrice Jacobs have been promoted to the rank of Substantive Captain.