817 Rwanda Defence Force personnel retire or terminate service contracts

The colourful ceremony presided over by Hon. Gen James Kabarebe, the Minister of Defence and attended by RDF Service Chiefs and Retirees Spouses took place at Senior Officers’ Mess, in Kimihurura, on 17 July 2017.

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 retired and 378 military personnel concluded their service contracts with the RDF, while 70 others are discharged on medical grounds. READ MORE

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