Aug 24, 2013 News
– Promoted to Brigadier
Colonel Mark Phillips has been promoted to Brigadier and will be the country’s next army chief, as Rear Admiral Gary Best prepares to retire.
According to a government statement yesterday, President Donald Ramotar, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Guyana Defence Board, approved the promotion.
The statement said that the President has identified Phillips as the Chief-of-Staff designate and Chairman of the Joint Services Coordination Council.
Best who was promoted from Commodore to Rear Admiral recently, is set to retire on September 20, 2013.
President Ramotar has also approved the promotion of Colonel Julian Brewster Lovell to Brigadier.
The badging ceremony for Brigadiers Phillips and Lovell will be held at the Office of the President on Monday.
Phillips will be sworn in on September 16, it was also announced yesterday.
In late 2007, the previous administration announced a number of promotions, including the promotion of Best from Commander to Commodore. Also promoted to the rank of Colonel then were Andrew Pompey, Lovell and Phillips.
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