For the fifth time since 2013, the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) retires its military personnel in accordance with the RDF Special Statute.
During the 2017 retirement phase, a total of 817 service personnel including 369 career Officers and Other Ranks are set for retirement and 378 military personnel are concluding their service contracts with the RDF, while 70 others are being discharged on medical grounds.
A send-off ceremony to honour their service to the nation will take place at Senior Officers’ Mess at Kimihurura, on 17 July 2017.
The ceremony will be presided over by Hon. Gen James Kabarebe, the Minister of Defence.
Source : MINADEF