Chief of the Defence Staff (The Gambia)
|Chief of the Defence Staff of the Gambia|
|Appointer||President of the Gambia|
following consultation with the National Security Council
|Inaugural holder||Baboucarr Jatta|
The Chief of the Defence Staff is responsible for the operational control and administration of the Gambia Armed Forces, according to Section 188 (1) of the Constitution of the Gambia. The Chief of the Defence Staff has a permanent place on the National Security Council, authorised by Section 78 of the constitution, and on the Armed Forces Council, authorised by Section 189 of the constitution. In order to appoint or dismiss a Chief of the Defence Staff, the President must first consult with the National Security Council.
List of Chiefs of the Defence Staff
|No.||Chief of the Defence Staff||Took office||Left office||Time in office||Defence branch|
Lang Tombong Tamba
|9 October 2009||6 July 2012||2 years, 271 days|
|6 July 2012||17 February 2017||4 years, 226 days|
|17 February 2017||Incumbent||2 years, 289 days|
List of Deputy Chiefs of the Defence Staff
- "Constitution of the Republic of the Gambia, 1997" (PDF). University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.