Land Forces Commander – Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga
Handling almost the 80% of the army personnel and divisions, Colonel Moeses Tikoitoga has been a career officer serving in many UN missions and rose through the ranks after 2010 to his current position. He has been also had a few incidents around women in his UN missions but he is definitely in a position to be the next commander.
Intelligence also confirms that he has had a few stand offs with the current Commander and PM in 2011 but those issues were solved almost instantly. Despite his full time career Col. Mosese total command and control in the army is still questionable.
Health: Heart patient; Education: NA; Rank: Colonel – Active; International Clearances: US Department of State: Flagged; Australia: Active / Request
Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua
This man is one the most senior army officers serving in the Fiji military Forces and has a wealth of experience and senior to become the current commander. He has been the commissioner of prisons and the Commissioner of police in recent years after 2006, although his leadership in the two forces has felt a few questions marks. After termination of his recent contract, he has returned to the army but still serving his outstanding leave.
With his experience he is one of the best candidates for the next commander but there are a few question marks on his leadership and Bainimarama’s trust of him with the amount of swearing he got as commissioner of police according to his bodyguards leaves a question mark on his chances.
Status: Health: No current issues; Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic management; Rank: Field Promotion (ceremonial Brdg. General UN); International Clearances: US Department of State: Flagged; Australia: Active / Request
Commodore Esala Teleni
Cmdr. Teleni was the acting commander in 2006 when the army carried out a coup and his link with Bainimarama as fellow navy men go a long way. In confidence this guy is most educated and dangerous of all. He has served in UN, as army commander, Commissioner of Police and now he is the key man in linking the Chinese aid to Fiji to support Bainimarama government to fund his government and run election campaigns. Trained well in diplomacy and strategic management, he still has Bainimarama's confidence in running his international image with the Chinese despite being pushed out of country in 2011 after his differences with the attorney general.
Currently serving as Ambassador to China, he is still on army payroll and his term will expire in Feb 2014, and he is due back in country in Feb 2014. This man makes another possible candidate for the next commander of the army.
Status: Health: No current issues; Education: Masters in Strategic Management; Rank: Commodore – Active;
International Clearances: US Department of State: Flagged; Australia: Flagged; New Zealand : Flagged
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