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Australian Defence Force Chief of Army Visits RFMF Counterparts

After a brief discussion with Brigadier-General Mohammed, Lieutenant-General Burr proceeded to visit Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) in Nabua were he was received by Commander Land Force Colonel Manoa Gadai.
09 Aug 2019 16:04
Australian Defence Force Chief  of Army Visits RFMF Counterparts
From left: Republic of Fiji Military Forces Deputy Commander Brigadier-General Aziz Mohammed, with Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chief of Army Lieutenant-General Richard Maxwell “Rick” Burr. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chief of Army, Lieutenant-General Richard Maxwell “Rick” Burr made an official visit to the Headquarters of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) on Wednesday.

He was received by Deputy Commander, Brigadier-General Aziz Mohammed and was accorded a Quarter Guard.

After a brief discussion with Brigadier-General Mohammed, Lieutenant-General Burr proceeded to visit Queen Elizabeth Barracks (QEB) in Nabua were he was received by Commander Land Force Colonel Manoa Gadai.

At QEB Lieutenant-General Burr was also accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony after which there was a display from the Unarmed Combat Unit of the RFMF.

He told the officers and senior non-commissioned officers (SNCOs) after the ceremony that it is a great honour to work together and explore ways to continue to deepen our co-operation.

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chief of Army Lieutenant-General Richard Maxwell (left), meets Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Land Force Colonel Manoa Gadai (third from left), with officers at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chief of Army Lieutenant-General Richard Maxwell (left), meets Republic of Fiji Military Forces Commander Land Force Colonel Manoa Gadai (third from left), with officers at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

Brief biodata

Lieutenant-General Burr served as Commander 1st Division from 2011 to 2012, Deputy Commanding General – Operations, United States Army Pacific from January 2013 to November 2014, and Deputy Chief of Army from 2015 to 2018.

He is the first foreign general to have been given a service component command within the United States Army.

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