September 26th, 2015 (The Bieh Telegraph) – The Chairman and C-in-C of the SPLM/A (IO) Dr. Riek Machar has issued orders promoting several senior Army Commanders to the ranks of Major Generals, Lieutenant Generals and First Lieutenant General.
In a series of orders released to the public and media the Chairman and Commander in Chief of the Armed Opposition announced promotion of the commanders including the Armed Opposition’s Chief of General Staff, Deputy Chief of General Staffs, Division Commanders and Regional Commanders from the Ten States of South Sudan.
1-Commander promoted from Lieutenant General to First Lieutenant General:
-Lieutenant General Simon Gatwech Dual promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant General.
“Pursuant to resolutions of Nasir consultative conference, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of SPLM/SPLA do hereby promote Lt. Gen. Simon Gatwech Dual to the rank of 1st Lt. General with effect from the 21st December 2014,” reads the order signed by the opposition leader, Riek Machar.
2- Commanders promoted from the rank of Major General to the rank of Lieutenant General are as follows:
-James Yich Biet
-Moses Chot Rik
-Elias Jada Laku
-Dau Aturjong Nyuol
-Peter Dor Monjur
-John Both Teny
-Saddam Chayout Manyang Wuor
-James Koang Chuol Ranley
-Johnson Olony Thabo.
3- Commanders promoted from rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General are as follows:
-Wang Chiok Koryoam AKA Ayieeth
-Ruai Kuol Jal
-Magwek Gai Majak
-Daniel Koang Chuol Goach
-Deng Yiei Thanypiny
-Peter Thuok Chuol Luak
-Martin Kenyi Terensio.
4- Other Commanders promoted to ranks of Major General are as follows:
-Koang Gatkuoth Kerjok
-Thomas Bazilio Tindo Kali
-Khamis Abdel Latif Chauwel Chol
-Wesley Welebe Samson.
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