Everything About Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF)

Everything About Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF)

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The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) is the armed forces of Tanzania. They were set up in September 1964, following a mutiny by the former colonial military force: the Tanganyika Rifles. From its inception, it was ingrained in the troops of the new TPDF that they were a people’s force under civilian control. Unlike some of its neighbors, Tanzania has never suffered a coup d’état or civil war.

The TPDF was given a specific mission: to defend Tanzania and everything Tanzanian, especially the people and their political ideology. Tanzanian citizens are able to volunteer for military service from 15 years of age, and 18 years of age for compulsory military service upon graduation from secondary school. Conscript service obligation

Current Senior officers

  • Chief of Defense Forces (CDF): General Venance Salvatory Mabeyo
  • Chief of Staff: Lieutenant General Yakub Mohamed 
  • Commander of Land Forces: Major General George Msongole
  • Commander of Air Forces: Brigadier General William Ingram 
  • Commander of Naval Forces: Rear Admiral Richard Makanzo
  • Chief of National Service: Major Gen M.W. Isamuhyo

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