Karibib, 05 June 2020: Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Teofelus Shaende was appointed as the new Air Force Commander, taking over from Air Marshal Martin Kambulu Pineas who was appointed the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) early this year. AVM Shaende has been the Deputy Air Force Commander since 2016.
Speaking at their Change of Command Parade held at the Karibib Air Force Base, yesterday, the outgoing AF Commander, thanked the commitment, dedication and passion of the earlier pioneers, who have managed to lay a strong foundation for further development of the Air Force.
" As we relinquish command to the younger generation, we urge you to emulate the courage, bravery, commitment, dedication, discipline and passion demonstrated by those who came before you", said the CDF.
AVM Shaende was promoted on the 01 June 2020 together with his deputy Air Commodore Abed Hihepa.