CHIEF-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, has announced that President and Commander-in-Chief, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, has approved the promotion of five officers effective immediately.
A release from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said the promotions were made in accordance with Part III, Section 16, of the Defence Act 15:01 of 1977.
Topping that list is Colonel Gary Beaton, who has been promoted to the rank of substantive brigadier. Additionally, Lieutenant Colonels Ronald Hercules, Julius Skeete, Omar Khan and Kenlloyd Roberts have been promoted to the rank of substantive Colonel.
The chief-of-staff, officers and ranks of the Guyana Defence Force extend congratulations to all the newly-promoted officers.