Jesaya Elago Kambonde

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Jesaya Elago Kambonde
Brigadier General Kambonde.jpg
Born (1955-04-22) April 22, 1955 (age 62)
Olukonda, Namibia
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held

1990 - 1997, Head of Transport, Oshakati Army Base.

1998 - 2000, Deputy Chief of Staff, Finance 3rd Battalion Commander.

2000 - 2006, Base Commander, Kongola base.

2006 - Present, Chief of Staff, Finance, 2nd BattalionCommander.

2009 - Present, Regional Commander, Keetmanshoop Army Base.

Brigadier General (retired) Jesaya Elago Kambonde (born 22 April 1955) is a Namibian former military commander. He was Chief of Staff responsible for finance in the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) from 2006[1] to 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Kambonde was born in Oshikoto Region in 1955. He holds an undergraduate degree in financial science from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and a diploma in military intelligence from the Bundesweh Military Academy in Berlin, Germany.[1]

General Kambonde at the NDF Army HQ in Grootfontein

Army career[edit]

Kambonde joined SWAPO's military wing, the People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN), in 1975 and participated in Namibia's struggle for independence in various positions. He attended military training in Germany. At Namibia's independence in 1990, he held the rank of Captain. From 1998 to 1999, with the rank of Captain, Kambonde was part of the team that was sent to DRC Peace Keeping mission as part of a Southern African Development Community (SADC) contingent. He became Deputy Commander of the Kongola base with the rank of Colonel in 2000. On 24 June 2006 Kambonde was promoted to the post of Chief of Staff, responsible for finance,[1] a position he held until his retirement in 2011.


  1. ^ a b c Ndjebela, Toivo (25 June 2006). "NDF hails new chief". New Era.