South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has finally formed a unified armed forces command, a significant step in the implementation of the security arrangement in the September 2018 revitalized peace deal.
Kiir’s decree was read on the state-owned television (SSBC) on Tuesday.
The latest move calmed down fears over repeated delays and stalemates over the power-sharing arrangements in the military leadership positions.
On April 3, the peace parties signed an agreement mediated by Sudan government to end a stalemate over the military command structures.
The deal allocates 60% representation to the (SPLM) and the remaining 40% to other armed groups with fighters to be integrated into the army
The unified command, according to the peace deal, will be leading the unified armed forces in as stipulated in the September 2018 agreement.
Below is the full list of the unified command structure of the army:
Lt. Gen. Santino Deng Wool – Chief of Defense Forces (CDF)
Lt. Gen. Gabriel Duop Lam – Deputy Chief of Defense Forces
Lt. Gen. Koang Gatkuoth Kerjok – Inspector General
Lt Gen. Thoy Chany Reat – Assistant CDF for Operations
Lt. Gen Peter Dor Majur- Cdr Sector to Malakal
Lt. Gen. James Koang Chul- Assistant CDF for Training and Research
Lt. Gen. Stephen Marshal Babanen- Chief of Military Intelligence
Lt. Gen. Malual Majok- Assistant CDF for Administration and Finance
Lt. Gen. Ernest Dut Wol- Director for Procurement
Lt. Gen. Al-Tayib Gatluak –Director for Military Production
Lt. Gen. Thiik Achiek- Commander of Ground Forces
Lt. Rabi Majung Emmanuel- Commander of Air Force
Lt. Gen. Wesley Welebe Samson – Assistant CDF for Logistics
Lt. Gen. Ashab Khamis Fahal – Assistant CDF for Moral Orientation
Lt Gen. Garang Ayii Akol- Commander for Riverine units
The unified command structure of the National Police Service
Lt. Gen. Benjamin John Batisto – Assistant IGP for Social Welfare
Lt. Gen. James Duop Gatleak Koryom- Assistant IGP for Training
Lt. Gen. Peter Gasango – Assistant IGP for Medical Services
Lt. Gen. Dr. Olaw Adiang Nyijok – Assistant IGP for Borders Police
The unified command structure of the National Security Service
Lt. Gen. Akol Koor Kuch- Director-General of the Internal Security Bureau
Lt. Gen. Yiei Dak Wiu – Deputy Director-General for Intelligence Operations
Lt. Gen. Louis Natale – Deputy Director-General for Administration and Finance
Lt. Gen. Simon Yien Makuac – Director-General of the General Intelligence Bureau
Lt. Gen. Khalid Botrous Bora – Deputy Director of the General Intelligence Bureau
Gen Gregory Deng Kuch –Deputy Director for Finance and Administration at the General Intelligence Bureau
The unified command structure of the National Wildlife Service
Lt. Gen. Khamis Adiang – Director-General
Lt. Gen. Pur Tach Chak – Deputy Director-General
The unified command structure of the National Prisons Service
Lt. Gen. Henry Kuany Agwar- Director-General
Lt. Gen. John Jok Gai – Deputy Director-General
The unified command structure of the National Civil Defense Service
Lt. Gen. Jameson Stephen Lupai – Commissioner
Lt. Gen. Stephen Pal Kun Keak – Deputy Commissioner.