The official send-off event was held at RDF Headquarters Senior Officers Mess in Kimihurura, and was presided over by the Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Albert Murasira.
Those discharged include senior officers who had reached retirement age with also those whose service contracts had come to an end.
They include 41 senior officers, 369 career officers, and other ranks, and 1018 military personnel concluded their service contracts with RDF, also 21 who have been discharged on medical grounds.
Col. Rutaremara, speaking on behalf of the retirees, said that they are retiring as happy people because their contribution to liberate Rwanda was not in vain.
“As we retire, we seize this opportunity to assure the Commander in Chief and the entire RDF leadership that even though we are retiring, we shall remain committed to the cause of total liberation of our country and that we shall never betray our comrades in the liberation struggle that we were and are still part of," he said.
Rutaremara has also worked as the Director of Rwanda Peace Academy located in Musanze District.
Maj Gen Murasira praised these officers for their personal sacrifices, service rendered and contribution to the country.
“You have all made personal sacrifices and contributed to making Rwanda a country we are proud to call a peaceful home,” he said.
As recognition for the service rendered to RDF, the retirees were awarded certificates.
Other high ranking military officers attended the event, including the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Jean Bosco Kazura and Service Chiefs.