Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta

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Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta
Flag for the Commander of the Armed Forces of Malta.svg
Standard of the Commander
Incumbent
Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi

since 20 December 2013
Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security
StatusActive
Reports toMinister for Home Affairs and National Security
AppointerPresident of Malta
Term lengthNo fixed length
PrecursorCommander of the Malta Land Force
Formation19 April 1973
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Commander of the Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer of in the Armed Forces of Malta, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military. The current commander is Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi.

List of Commanders[edit]

Commander AMF Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Alfred Sammut Tagliaferro
Tagliaferro, AlfredBrigadier
Alfred Sammut Tagliaferro
19 April 1973August 19752 years, 3 months[1]
2
Arthur J.A. Gera MBE
Gera, ArthurBrigadier
Arthur J.A. Gera MBE
August 197528 February 19804 years, 6 months[1]
3
John Spiteri
Spiteri, JohnBrigadier
John Spiteri
(?–2011)
1 March 1980September 199111 years, 6 months[1][2][3]
4
Maurice E. Calleja
Calleja, MauriceBrigadier
Maurice E. Calleja
September 1991December 19932 years, 3 months[1]
5
Claude M. Gaffiero
Gaffiero, ClaudeBrigadier
Claude M. Gaffiero
December 1993December 19963 years[1]
6
Rupert C. Montanaro
Montanaro, RupertBrigadier
Rupert C. Montanaro
December 199628 February 20047 years, 2 months[1]
7
Carmel Vassallo
Vassallo, CarmelBrigadier
Carmel Vassallo
(born 1954)
1 March 200416 January 20105 years, 321 days[4][5]
8
Martin Xuereb
Xuereb, MartinBrigadier
Martin Xuereb
(born 1968)
16 January 201020 December 20133 years, 338 days[5][6]
9
Jeffrey Curmi
Curmi, JeffreyBrigadier
Jeffrey Curmi
(born 1975)
20 December 2013Incumbent5 years, 245 days[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "A BRIEF HISTORY". Maltese History & Heritage. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Brig John Spiteri passes away". timesofmalta.com. Times of Malta. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Former AFM Commander dies aged 80". timesofmalta.com. Times of Malta. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Brigadier Carmel Vassallo" (PDF). difesa.it. Ministero della Difesa. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Brigadier Vassallo Passes the baton to new AFM Commander". Malta Independent. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Chief of Defence of Malta" (PDF). Council of the European Union. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  7. ^ Malta Independent (20 December 2013). "Top appointments at AFM; government 'takes control of army' - PN". Malta Independent. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ "COMMANDER AFM". Armed Forces Malta. Government of Malta. Retrieved 27 September 2018.