President Farmajo of Somalia has appointed a youthful Odowaa Yusuf as the commander of the Somalia National Army.
This is the latest appointment in the last 22 months in which he has been moved to senior positions within the military, radio dalsan reports.
His appointment makes him the youngest ever commander in the military at just 32, having been born in 1987.
Reports show that when Siad Barre regime fell, he was just 3 years old. He was born in Aadan Yabaal District in Middle Shabelle region in Somalia.
Between 2002-2005 he attended his secondary education in Mogadishu after which he joined the army in 2007.
The new army boss attended military training in Uganda for one year where he underwent studies in VIP protection. He later became an instructor to new Somali recruits sent to Uganda.
In 2009, he went to Sudan for further training. A year later he returned home as a one-star general and attended a 45-day seminar at Haama dhowr school in Mogadishu.
He later became the deputy leader of the Villa Somalia Protection Unit later rising to be the leader of the unit. This close proximity to the presidency must have endeared him to the center of power.