The newly appointed Chief of Somalia Armed Forces, Mohamed Adan Ahmed was sworn in to office at the presidential palace in Mogadishu.
The event was presided over by Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud following last month’s nomination of Somalia’s Chief of Armed forces.
Mohamed who replaced Dahir Aden Elmi was inaugurated by the chief Justice Eydid Abdullahi Ilka-Hanaf.
Speaking at the ceremony, Somali president Hassan Sheikh has congratulated the new chief of SNA and commended all SNA commanders.
“In fact Somali National Army (SNA) has reached tangible progress and the government is putting more efforts to cover the needs of the army” said the president.
General Mohamed Aden Ahmed was appointed as the new Chief of Somali Armed Forces on the 3rd of September.
General has a wealth of experience and formidable background to bring into his new post. A graduate from the Military Academy in Egypt, he also trained in the Command and General Staff from Moscow, and also War College and Strategic Studies in USA.
The General previously served in numerous posts in the National Armed Forces Such as the Commander of the Parachute Commandos Battalion in Ballidoogle, Division Commander respectively in Baledweyn, Baidoa and Dhusa Mareeb.
General Ahmed also has the experience of participating in Joint Forces Exercise with forces from Russia, Egypt and USA.