The President of the Republic, Minister of National Defense and Supreme Chief of the National Armed Forces, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Monday 17 September 2018, conducted a new movement within the structures of the Ministry of National Defense (MDN).
The President of the Republic has carried out the following appointments:
-Major General Gheris Hamid has been appointed Secretary General of the National Defense Ministry (MDN), in replacement of Major General Mohamed Zenakhri.
-The Chief of the Materiel Directorate, Major General Ali Akroum, has been named as Head of the Organization and Logistics Department.
-Major General Mohamed Tiboudelat has been appointed to replace Ali Akroum as head of the materiel department.
-Major General Said Chengriha, who previously held the position of Commander of the 3rd Military Region, will assume for his part the Command of the Land Forces.
-Major General Ismail Mustapha has been appointed head of the 3rd military region. The latter was previously Deputy Commander of the 2nd Military Region.
-Major General Hadj Laroussi has been nominated Deputy Commander of the 2nd Military Region.
-Major General Boumaiza Hamid has for his part been appointed Commander of the Air Forces.
Finally, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sent several senior army officers to retirement, including General Bouchentouf Remil, Director of the National Military Social Security Fund, as well as Major General Abdelkader Lounès, Commander of the Air Forces, and Major General Ahcène Tafer, Commander of the Land Forces.