President Hage Geingob has appointed Air Marshal Martin Kambulu Pinehas as Chief of the Namibian Defence Force, replacing retired Lieutenant General John Mutwa.
On Tuesday, Geingob conferred on Pinehas, the substantive rank of Air Marshal and in the same vein, appointed him as Chief of the Namibian Defence Force with effect from 01 April 2020.
“As Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Pinehas is mandated by the President to make provision for a balanced structuring of the Defence Force and to make suitable appointments of members under his command ,” the Presidency said.
How these appointments must be done within prescribed laws, policies, rules and procedures, to cause charges of indiscipline among members of the defence force to be investigated and prosecuted.
Pinehas is also tasked with ensuring that the public resources that are placed under his care and stewardship are efficiently managed and accounted for at all times.
“The Chief of Defence Force is expected to carry out these duties and responsibilities with vigour, determination, dedication, commitment and to be exemplary to the men and women under his command.