Freetown, August 27, 2016 – Eight senior officers including the RSLAF Medical Chief, Colonel (Prof) Foday Sahr – who is regarded as one of the frontline commanders in the fight against the Ebola epidemic – have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier.
The other promoted senior officers include Colonel Albert Kargbo, Colonel Daniel Yanka, Colonel Alhassan Bangura, Colonel Usman Turay, Colonel Sullay Sesay, Colonel Ronnie Harleston and Captain (Navy) Sallieu Kanu.

The Directorate of Defence Personnel yesterday announced the promotion of a total of thirty-four (34) officers to various ranks as follows: eight (8) Colonels promoted to the rank of Brigadier, Seven (7) Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel, three (3) Majors to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and sixteen (16) Captains to the rank of Majors.

Included in the promotion category to the rank of Colonel is the RSLAF Engineer Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Abu Bakarr Bah, whose untiring efforts in the construction of Ebola treatment centers led to the containment of the disease. The other officers in this category include Lieutenant Colonel Paul Koroma, Lieutenant Colonel Amara Idara Bangura, Lieutenant Colonel George Bangura,
Lieutenant Colonel Sajoh Daramy, Wing Commander John Gbondo and Wing Commander Michael Kamara.

Among the Captains included in the promotion to the rank of Major is Captain (Dr) Komba Songu-M’Briwa, the only Sierra Leone’s medical doctor that survived the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

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on 25 September 2018