Botswana

 

Date of Inception:

June 25, 2005

Number of Members:

60 (as of December 2011)

Recent Promotions:

Ambassador Mothusi Bruce Rabasha Palai has been appointed to serve as Botswana’s Permanent Representative and Chief of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Botswana to the United Nations. Ambassador Palai is a member of the Botswana Chapter and he participated in the 2000 Senior Leader Seminar. (June 2011)

Brigadier General Peter Magosi recently attended the 4th Hemispheric Security and Intelligence Symposium where he presented on poaching issues in Botswana. The event was held in Chile by ACSS’ sister regional center, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) and United States Southern Command. Brigadier General Magosi was an International Fellow at the U.S. Army War College and he is a member of the Botswana Chapter. (June 2011)

Mpho (MC) Mophuting, a member of the Chapter’s Executive Committee, has been promoted to Brigadier General. Congratulations to Brigadier Mophuting!

Colonel Anthony Seretse Dikeledi – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders January 2008) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

Ministry of State President

7 Squadron Commander, Botswana Defence Force

 

Colonel Frank William A. Jansen - (Participant, Senior Leader Seminar July 2000) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

Botswana Defence Force, Commanding Officer, Corps of Mechanical Engineers

 

Colonel Moses Kagiso Lekoko – (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders July 2007) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

Ministry of Defence

Commanding Officer, Corps of Armament, Botswana Defence Force

 

Colonel Domcaza Kengaletswe Thaba Mokgwathi - (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders Program January 2006) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

Botswana Defence Force, Air Base Commander, Air Arm

 

Colonel Joseph Eno Seelo - (Participant, Next Generation of African Military Leaders Program April 2005 - Participant, Community Chapter Meeting June 2005) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

Air Command and Staff College, Chief Instructor, Army, Directing Staff

 

Colonel Paul Sharp – (Host Government, Senior Leader Seminar June 2005 - Participant, Community Chapter Meeting June 2005) Promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

 

Brigadier General Peter Magosi – Promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General

Botswana Defence Force, Staff Officer

 

Major General Tumelo Moemedi Paledi - (Participant, Senior Leader Seminar June 2006) Promoted from Brigadier General to Major General

Botswana Defence Force, Air Arm Commander

Chapter Events :

  • Topical Outreach Program: September 2011
  • Capacity Building Workshop and Topical Symposium on Civilian Oversight of Security Institution and the Role of Professional Militaries: August 2010
  • Topical Outreach Program anticipated: August 2010
  • Annual General Meeting held April 13th, 2010
  • Topical Outreach Program: May 2008
  • DLS: December 2006
  • Chapter Launch: 25 June 2005

United States Department of State Background Note – Botswana

View photos from the Africa Center’s most recent Botswana TOPS