President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has conferred the prestigious rank of Lieutenant General upon Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef. The momentous promotion ceremony unfolded at the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) headquarters, where President Muizzu presented the distinguished medal to Lieutenant General Latheef.
The event, marked by a sense of honor and accomplishment, saw Minister of Defence Mohamed Ghassan Maumoon presenting the newly promoted Lieutenant General with the official certificate of his elevated rank.
Lieutenant General Latheef now stands as the third individual in the history of the Maldives military to hold this distinguished rank. The prestigious title of Lieutenant General was previously conferred upon Lieutenant General (retired) Anbari Abdul Sattar and Lieutenant General (retired) Abdulla Shamaal.
The promotion acknowledges Chief of Defence Force Latheef’s unwavering commitment and leadership within the MNDF, underlining his crucial role in maintaining the nation’s security. The ceremony not only symbolizes personal achievement but also serves as a testament to the professionalism and excellence exhibited by the MNDF leadership.
As the newly appointed Lieutenant General assumes elevated responsibilities, this recognition reinforces the commitment of the Maldives government to honor and advance the careers of exemplary military leaders who play pivotal roles in safeguarding the nation’s interests.