The Ethiopian Military Leadership Under Haile Selassie and Derg Regimes.

Report Originally posted on February 20, 2010

By Ginbot 7 Research Team

Introduction

A few months ago, Ginbot 7’s research team presented an extensive list of the top military commanders of the Woyane regime including their names, their position in the military and their ethnic background. That meticulously researched study showed how the current military of Meles Zenawi’s regime is totally dominated by one ethnic group where by some 95% of the top brass of the military emanate from the Tigrian ethnic group representing about 6% of the population. While this was a shocking revelation to Ethiopians and foreign observers alike, some apologists of the Woyane regime, presented this as a natural development similar to the dominance of the Shewa Amharas during the imperial regime and the broader ethnic Amharas that supposedly dominated the Derg regime. We felt at the time that this argument was problematic for two reasons. First, the nature of ethnic dominance that is observed during the Woyane period seemed to be more purposeful, calculated and certainly more excessive than any of the regimes in the past. Second, even if there was systematic ethnic dominance in the past, it surely does not justify the perpetuation of dominance by a new group, which would only increase ethnic animosity and destabilize the society further.

While the second point is self evident, our first point needed some investigation to present a solid proof for our contention. At the time, we promised to do a detailed study of the military command and personnel of the earlier two regimes for comparison with our study of the Woyane period. The first portion of that study is now complete. We will briefly summarize the main findings below, and present two tables for the reader to go through the detailed observation. A note on the data is also available to make it easier for the reader to follow the information on the tables.

This study has been conducted with the help of a large number of people mainly involving former military officers who know the institution well and the people involved. We have involved a significant number of people to verify the accuracy of our description of the people involved and their role in the military. We are very thankful for their assistance and we hope their cooperation will continue as we do the second phase of the study involving the lower ranking officers at the Birgadier General level. We also thank some family members of these officers who helped us in cross checking the ethnic identities.

Main findings:

Contrary to the long held claim of the Woyane propagandists, this careful study reveals that the top military brass of the Ethiopian state, although not directly proportional, was much more broadly representative of the country’s ethnic configuration than is commonly claimed. When seen along with our earlier study of the top military brass of the Woyane regime, both the Derg and the imperial periods showed a much more representative picture of the country’s ethnic mixture in the military leadership. As can be seen, persons of various ethnic groups successfully made it to the highest positions such as Chief of Staff and Commanders of Armies (Serawit/Hayiel), Command (Eze), Core (Kore), and Division (Kifle Tore).

With one notable exception, we took officers over and above the Major General level for this study because of the significant actual power they hold in the military rank at their time of service. There was a very close correlation between military rank and actual power at the time.

A cursory look at the data shows that broadly speaking the Amharas dominated the imperial army top brass holding 55.5% of the top positions, while the Shewa Amharas, who supposedly were in control of the state represent only 20% of the military leadership during the imperial period. The second largest representation was that of people with mixed heritage with 15.5%, followed by Oromos with 13.3%. Eritreans and Tigreans with 11.1% and Gurages at 4.4%. The Derg period brought a significant improvement from the imperial period not only by including hitherto unrepresented groups to the top brass (Wolayita and Harari) but also by spreading the representation relatively more evenly. Accordingly, the Amhara representation, although still high compared with the size of its population, was decreased to 45%, of which the Shewa Amhara representation decreased further to 17.5%. On the other hand, Oromo representation increased to 25% bringing it closer to its proportional size to the population. Indicative of the increasing inter marriage between ethnic communities, those with mixed heritage account for 17.5% of the top military brass during the Derge period followed by Gurage (5%), Tigray/Eritrea, Wolayita and Harari each with 2.5% representation. We encourage the reader to look at these figures along with the ethnic distribution among the whole population. We also wish to direct the reader to read this numbers with the earlier study of power distribution in the current Woyane military.

We have presented the detailed table below for the reader to check the veracity of this study and reach his/her own conclusion about the nature of ethnocentric distribution of power during the two regimes. We wish to note here that our aim in doing this and the earlier study on the composition of the Woyane military brass, is not to argue that ethnic identity and proportional representation along ethnic lines should be the basis for appointing career military officers. Far from it. We actually would like to see an Ethiopia where the capability of citizens shall be the most important criteria for appointing public officials in so far as the process is fair, equitable and transparent. We also note that before Woyane’s usurpation of power in Ethiopia, previous regimes never openly and officially used ethnicity as the criteria for government appointment. It is Woyane who brought the issue to the fore, claimed to bring ethnic equality in the country and shamelessly made ethnicity the quintessential criteria for defining one’s identity. Woyane insisted on being measured by the criteria of equitable ethnic distribution of power as a justification for its rule.

Our aim is therefore to show the hypocrisy of this ethnocentric mafia group that claims to bring ethnic calculus as the sole criteria for distribution of power in the country while allocating the lion’s share of power to the benefit of its own minority ethnic group. What is amazing about this group is its audacity. A group that represents 6% of the population claims 95% of the top military brass in the country, and blames previous regimes for playing it unfair. It is this same group that purportedly fought for 17 years against the Derg regime in the name of bringing ethnic equality. It is now clear what it really wishes to achieve. To use ethnicity to divide the nation and maintain its hold on power, while using this power to bleed the country dry for the benefit of the small group of bandits that are shamelessly stealing the resources of some 80 million poor souls. This simply cannot, and should not stand.

Finally, It is also our aim to show the slippery nature of ethnic based politics and the danger it poses to our collective survival as a free and stable multi ethnic society. Surely we should all be sensitive to issues of equity and social justice. We should always be ready to lift those that have been left behind because of the trajectories of our history. We should commit ourselves to justice and the equality of all citizens of our country. But, we should also know that it is only when we are united as citizens of a free country whose rights are respected and who are ruled by people of our own choosing that we have a chance to achieve these lofty objectives. We should have little room for those who appeal to our basest instincts for the purpose of dividing us and subjecting us to live under the yoke of intolerable tyranny.

1. Brief Notes on the study.

a. The vexing problem in undertaking this study has been to put a firm handle on who has what ethnic background. It seems as if the two eras—The Emperor’s and that of the Derg—were mostly, if not totally blind, as to who has what kind of ethnic background.
There are several instances where we were given the ethnic background of the generals to be from this or that ethnic group. But in several instances, it ends up being overturned by another person involved in the checking and counterchecking process.
Despite the involvement of several officers starting from the rank of general down to majors from all departments of the armed forces, the challenge of certainty when it comes to ethnic background has increased as the number increased when we go down the ladder in the military hierarchy.

One method we used in this study to minimize committing gross errors is to give the names to several officers from all forces to provide their tally. We have taken what the majority have agreed the case to be. There may well be a 5% margin of error in ethnic identification but not more in this study, where we take the rank of major general and above with the top military posts in the country. That may increase in the study that we will issue in the near future where we are sifting through the background of over 200 Birgadier Generals from both the Emperor and Derg era.

b. The study has solicited the help and input of several former officers – from generals to other officers –from Air force, Ground Force, and Navy. It has also solicited a learned review from knowledgeable civilians who had intimate knowledge of both periods (including close relatives) to verify the final version.

2. Keys to symbols:

a. **** shows those non-Derg members but loyal to Col Mengistu. Gebre Kirstos Bulli, the only Big General in the list is included because he was among a handful of officers the Derg promoted to a rank of General for the first time. He was also the most influenatial milliary officer directly reporting to the Chairman of the Derg, and having parallel positions with the Defense Minsistry’s Military Operations Main Department. He was presumed killed in the early 1980s after attempting to escape via Djibouti and having fallen out of grace with Col Mengistu as a result of a fist fight with then Chief of Staff Merid Negussie.

b. *** Means those who were members of the Derg but got to their position following the professional track and stayed in the military unlike their colleagues who were transferred from civilian life to military at a later period.

c. **. Derg members who were promoted to the rank of General and Admiral after more than a decade of life as civilian officials , Derg and WPE reps, and ministers with their initial ranks as majors, colonels, Lt, Commanders etc when they became Derg members in 1974. Almost all of them were transferred and promoted to the military after the aborted coup of 1989.

d. *. Those who were not Derg members but were deemed loyal and also capable enough to fill the vacuum created after the coup of 1989.

f. All those without any asterisk marks are carrier professionals who made it to the military hierarchy step by step based on their merit, time of service, education and training, and military exploits in the east, south, and northern fronts. Their training and education was not only in country at Holeta , Harar Academy, etc. but training in the best military schools in US, Europe, Israel etc.

The most senior officers of the armed forces and police of the Imperial regime – up to 1974

Full Name
Rank
Highest known
Position Held
During The Derg regime
Ethnicity & Region
Remarks
1
Kebede Gebre
Lt. General (Army)
Minister of Defense
Amhara from Showa
2
Merid Mengesha
Lt. General
Minister of Defense
Amhara from Gojam & Showa
3
Eyasu Mengesha
Lt. General
(Army)
Chief of Staff of Imperial
Armed forces
Tigray & Eritrea
4
Abieye Abebe
Lt. General
(Army)
Minister of Defense
Amhara from Showa
5
Esayas Gebre Selassie
Lt. General
(Army)
Commander in Chief of Ground Forces
Eritrea
6
Haile Baykedagen
Lt. General
(Army)
Chief Staff of the Imperial
Armed forces, Division Commander
Tigray (Adwa) & Amhara from Gojam (Mixed)
7
Abebe Gemeda
Lt. General
(Army)
Commander of Imperial
Bodyguard
Oromo from Showa
8
Assefa Ayane
Lt. General
(Army, Air force)
Chief of Staff of Imperial Armed Forces, Commander of the Air Force.
Amhara from Gonder (wolkait)
9
Wolde Selassie Bereka
Lt. General
(Army)
Chief of Staff of the Imperial Armed forces, Commander in Chief of Ground forces
Gurage
10
Deressie
Dubale
Lt. General
(Army)
Commander in Chief
of Ground Forces
Gurage &
Amhara
(Mixed)
11
Mulugeta Bulli
Maj. General**
(Army)
Chief of Staff of the Imperial Armed forces, later made civilian, a minister of Social affairs
Oromo from Wolega
Leading role in organizing the Armed forces after Fascist invasion
12
Assefa Demisse
Lt . General
Head of Protocol to the Emperor
Amhara & Oromo
(Mixed)
13
Yilma Shibeshi
Lt. General
(Police)
Commander of Imperial Police Forces
Gurage & Amhara
(mixed)
14
Belete Abebe
Lt. General
Chief of Staff , Territorial Army
Amhara from Shewa
15
Teshome Ergetu
Lt. General
(Army)
Division Commander
Gurage & Oromo
(Mixed)
Killed by rebels in Eritrea before the revolution 1974
16
Jagama Kello
Lt. General
(Army)
Division Commander
Oromo from Showa
A patriot who led 3000 patriots and fought during the Fascist Italy’s invasion.
17
Nega Haile Selassie
Lt. General
(Army)
Emperor’s Special Cabinet
Amhara from Showa
18
Debebe Haile Mariam
Lt. General
(Army)
Commander of Imperial
Body guard
Amhara from Showa
19
Aman Mickael Andom
Lt. General (Army)
Division Commander
Eritrea
During the Derg Minister of Defense. Then, Head of State
20
Abebe Wolde Meskel
Maj. General
Commander of Police force
Amhara
21
Degneh Gusgsa
Maj. General
(Army)
Division Commander
Oromo from Welega
22
Shiferaw Tesema
Maj. General
Senior staff of Ground forces
Amhara
23
Yakob Gebre Leul
Maj. General
Senior Staff, Ground Forces
Eritrea
24
Tadesse Melke
Maj. General
(Army)
Commander of Genet Millitary Training Center
Amhara from Gonder
25
Abera Wolde Mariam
Maj General
(Air force)
Commander of the Air Force
Oromo & Amhara
(Mixed)

26
Tafesse Lemma
Maj General
Division Commander and Palace protocol
Amhara & Gurage
(mixed)
27
Kebede Worku
Maj. General
Division commander
Amhara from Showa
28
Wolde Tsadik Gebere Meskel
Maj. General
Deputy Commander
Imperial Bodyguard
Gurage
29
Tsige Gezmu
Maj. General
Budget and Finance Head
Ministry of Defense
Amhara from Showa

30
Gashaw Kebede
Maj. General
Police commander of Eritrea
Amhara

31
Abebe Wolde Mariam
Maj. General
(Army)
Senior staff in Ground forces
Amhara

32
Bereket G. Medhin
Maj. General
Police Commander in Kaffa
Tigray and Eritrea

33
Kelebesa Beka
Maj. General
Commander of police in Sidamo
Oromo from Wolega

34
Girma Mulat
Maj. General
Police Commander
Amhara

35
Kebede Wogaye
Maj. General
Deputy Commander Imperial Bodyguard
Amhara from Gojam

36
Abebe Wolde Selassie
Maj. General
Police commander in Wollo
Amhara from Showa

37
Siyuom Gedle Giorgis
Maj. General
(Army)
Deputy Commander of
Ground ForcesDivision Commander
Amhara from Harar

38
Moges Beyene
Maj. General
Commander of Police in Gamo Goffa
Amhara from Showa

39
Gizaw Belayneh
Maj. General
(Army)
Division Commander,
Amhara from Harar
Chief of staff early Derg.
40
Merid Gizaw
Maj. General
(Army)
Senior staff Ministry of Defense , Divisional Commander
Amhara from Showa

41
Tadesse Gebre
Maj. General
Police Commander
Amhara

42
Wakjira Sarda
Maj. General
Senior Staff , Minister of Defense, Division Commander
Oromo from Wollega

43
Nega Tegene
Maj. General
(Army)
Division Commander
Amhara from Gonder

44
Tedla Mekonnen
Maj. General
Deputy Commander Ground Forces
Amhara from Showa

45
Bekele Wolde Giorgis
Maj. General
Crown Prince Palace Chief
Amhara


The Socialist Military Derg Regime, later PDRE
The Highest Ranking Army, Air force, Navy and Police Officers (Part I)

Full Name
Rank
Highest known Position Held
During The Derg regime
Ethnicity & Region
Remarks
1
Tesfaye Gebre Kidan
Lt. General (Army)
Minister of Defense
Oromo from (parents from Selalie Showa, grew up in Harar)
Derg Standing committee & WPE Politburo member, one of the most powerful persons in the system, Vice President after 1986.
President for one week.
2
Haile Giorgis Habte Mariam
Maj. General
(Imp. Bodyguard, 2nd course)
Minister of Defense
Amhara from Showa
Chief of Staff Under Lt. Gen. Tesfaye , took over as Minster of Defense
3
Merid Negussie
Maj. General
(Imp. Bodyguard, 3rd course)
Chief of Staff
Oromo from Showa
Chief of Staff, committed suicide during the 1981 aborted coup
4
Gebre Kirstos Bulli
Brig General
(Army, Holeta)
Chief/head of Derg’s National Military Campaign Department
Oromo from Wolega
Subsumed and oversaw functions of Defense Ministry operations Department, parallel but more powerful structure under the Chairman of the Derg himself until 1984.
5
Hailu Gebere Michael
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Commander of the Ground Forces
Oromo & Gurage
(mixed)
Executed after the aborted coup of 1989.
6
Tesfaye Birhanu
R. Admiral
(Navy, 1st course)
Commander of the Navy
Wolayita
Imprisoned after the 1989 aborted coup.
7
Fanata Belay
Maj. General
(Airforce)
Commander of the Air Force
Amhara from Gonder
Killed after the 1989 coup while in prison.
8
Demissie Bulto
Maj. General
(Imp. Bodyguard, 3rd course, Airborne)
Commander of the 2nd Revolutionary Army, Eritrea
Oromo from Showa
Killed during the aborted coup of 1989
9
Amaha Desta
Maj. General
(Air force)
Commander of the Air Force
Amhara from Showa
Committed suicide during the aborted coup of 1989.
10
Zeleke Beyene
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Commander of the 4th Revolutionary Army, (Central)
Amhara from Wollo
Member of the Derg Central Committee, promoted from Col to Maj. General after serving many years as a civilian. Served until 1991.
11
Asrat Biru
Maj. General
(Imp. Bodyguard, 3rd course)
Commander of the 3rd Army (Tigray)
Oromo from Showa
Held various high level positions
12
Haddis Tedla
Lt. General
(Air force)
Chief of Staff
Amhara from Showa
Dergue’s Standing Committee & WPE politburo member, promoted after the coup from a rank of a major and long time life as civilian top official. Served until 1991
13
Mesfin Gebre Kal
Maj. General
(Army, Harar
Academy, Sandhurst)
Deputy Chief of Staff
for Operations
Eritrea
Son of a patriot who fought the Italians during the fascist invasion, previously held high level positions in the minister of Defense, promoted after the coup -1991
14
Yewalashet Girma
R. Admiral
(Navy)
Commander of the Navy
Amhara & Gurage from Showa
Derg & WPE CC member, promoted after the 1981 coup from a long life as a civilian minster and a Lt. Commander to R. Admiral, held until 1991
15
Sioum Mekonnen
Maj. General (Army, Holeta)
Deputy Chief of Staff
for Intel.
Amhara from Showa
Promoted as Deputy Chief of Staff after the coup of 1989. Held the position until 1991.
16
Abebe Wolde Mariam
Maj., General
(Air Force)
Deputy Minister of Defense for logistics
Gurage and Amhara
(mixed) from Shewa
From early years to 1983
17
Alemayheu Agonafer
Maj. General
(Air force)
Commander of the Air Force
Amhara from Shewa
Promoted after the coup of 1989 and held until 1991.
18
Embibel Ayele
Maj. General
(Army, Harar Academy 1st course)
Commander of the Ground Forces
Amhara from Harar
Promoted after 1989 and held the position until 1991
19
Berhanu Jembere
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Commander of the 1st Revolutionary Army
Amhara from Gojam
Promoted from a Major and a civilian official. Died of plane crash before 1991.
20
Wubshet Dessie
Maj. General
(Army, Harar Academy)
Commander of the 2nd Revolutionary Army
(Eritrea)
Oromo from Arsi
Derg Standing Committee member, a major who was a long time civilian, promoted after the 1989 coup.
21
Kefelgen Yibza
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Commander of Central Command, Commander of ground forces
Sodo Gurage
Held various high level positions in the military until 1991.
22
Tilahun Argaw
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Core commander, Commander of Special Command, Assab
Gurage & Amhara
Until 1991.
23
Regassa JImma
Maj. General
(Imp. Body Guard, 3rd course)
Commander of the 2nd Revolutionary Army
Oromo from Illubabur
Held various high positions in the military as a commander and commandant of the Holeta Military Academy, until 1991
24
Getachew Gedamu
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Deputy Commander of
1st Revolutinary Army
(Harar)
Amhara from Gojam
Held various high level positions until 1991
25
Kinfe Gebrel Dinku
Maj. General
(Imp. Bodyguard, 3rd course)
Head of Mil. Operations
Ministry of Defense
Gurage
Held various high positions until 1991
26
Hussien Ahmed
Maj. General
(Army, Harar Academy
1st course)
Deputy Commander of 2st Revolutionary Army
(Eritrea)
Amhara from Wollo
Held the position before and after 1989 coup until he fled to Saudi Araba with other top generals in Eritrea in 1991.
27
Alemayehu Ayele
Maj. General
(Army , Holeta)
Deputy Commander for Logistics of Ground Forces
Amhara
Until 1991
28
Bedlu Duki
Maj. General
(Army , Holeta)
Head of Logistics
Ministry of Defense
Oromo from Showa
Until 1991
29
Wegayehu Gashaw
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Deputy Commander 2nd Revolutionary Army
Amhara & Oromo
(Mixed)
Held various positions Until 1991
30
Merdasa Lelisa
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Core commander,
Commander of Tewodros Task force 1991
Oromo from Showa
Until 1991
31
Abera Abebe
Maj. General
(Army, special force, Holeta)
Chief/Head of Military Operations Department
Mistery of Defense
Oromo from Showa
Killed after the aborted coup of 1989
32
Abdulahi Umer
Maj General
(Army, Harar Academy
1st course)
Head of Logistics
Minister of Defense
Aderi
Imprisoned after the 1989 coup.
33
Mulatu Negash
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Commander of the third Revo Army,
Mixed ethnic background
Imprisoned after the army’s’ defeat in Tigray until 1991.
34
Kumleachew Dejene
Maj. General
(Army, Holeta)
Deputy Commander of the 2nd Revo Army
(Eritrea)
Amhara from Gojam
Fled to exile after the 1989 coup.
35
Worku Zewdie
Maj. General
Commander of Ethiopian Police Forces
Amhara from Harar
Executed after the aborted coup of 1989.
36
Zewde Gebreyes
Maj. General
Core Commander
Amhara from South
Executed after the aborted coup of 1989
37
Alemayehu Desta
Maj. General
Deputy Commander of
Ground Forces
Amhara from Showa
Executed after the aborted coup of 1989.
38
Gebreyes Wolde Hana
Maj. General
Head of Political Department of the Revo. Armed Forces
Amhara from Showa
Derg & WPE CC member, but assigned as head of military cadres from early days. Killed in a plane crash accident before 1991.
39
Negussie Wolde Michael
Maj. General
Commander of Ethiopian Police Forces pre 1986
Amhara from Gojam
Later transferred as a civilian Minister in the Council of State.
40
Girma Neway
Maj. General
Commander of Ethiopian Police Forces after 1989
Aborted coup
Amhara & Gurage
(Mixed)
Derg & WPE CC member, promoted from a long life as civilian Major after the 1989 coup.


Current
Ethiopian Army by Ethnic Tigrean officers

High Ranking Military Officials Principal Defense Departments (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff
General Smora Yenus
Tigre
2
Armed Forces Head of Training
Lt.General Tadesse Worde
Tigre
3
Head of Logistics
Lt.General Gezae Abera
Tigre
4
Head of Intelligence
Br. General Gebre Dela
Tigre
5
Armed Forces Head of Campaign
Major General Gebreegzher
Tigre
6
Armed Forces Head of Engineering
Lt.General Berhane Negash
Tigre
7
Chief of the Air Force
Chief of the Air Force
Tigre

Heads of the Nation’s four Military Commands (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
Central Command
General Abebaw Tadesse
Agew
2
Northern Command
Lt.General Saere Mekonene
Tigre
3
South Eastern Command Lt.General Abraha Wolde
Tigre
4
Western Command Br. General Seyoum Hagos
Tigre

 

Army Divisional Commanders (Woyane)

Central Command (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
31st Army Division Colonel Tsegaye Marx
Tigre
2
33rd Army Division Colonel Kidane
Tigre
3
35th Army Division Colonel Misganaw Alemu
Tigre
4
24th Army Division Colonel Work Aynu
Tigre
5
22nd Army Division Colonel Dikul
Tigre
6
8th Mechanized Division Colonel Jamal Mohammed
Tigre


Northern Command (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
14st Army Division Colonel Wodi Antiru
Tigre
2
21st Army Division Colonel Gueshi Gebre
Tigre
3
11th Army Division Colonel Workidu
Tigre
4
25th Army Division Colonel Tesfay Sahiel
Tigre
5
22nd Army Division Colonel Teklay Klashin
Tigre
6
4th Mechanized Division Colonel Hinsaw Giorgis
Tigre


South Eastern Command (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
19st Army Division Colonel Wodi Guaae
Tigre
2
44st Army Division Colonel Zewdu Tefera
Tigre
3
13th Army Division Colonel Sherifo
Tigre
4
12th Army Division Colonel Mulugeta Berhe
Tigre
5
32nd Army Division Colonel Abraha Tselim
Tigre
6
6th Mechanized Division Colonel G/Medhin Fekede
Tigre


Western Command (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
23rd Army Division Colonel Wolde Belalom
Tigre
2
43rd Army Division Colonel Wodi Abate
Tigre
3
26th Army Division Colonel Mebrahtu
Tigre
4
7th Mechanized Division Colonel Gebre Mariam
Tigre


Commanders in Different Defense Departments (Woyane)

No
Job Division
Name & Rank
Ethnic Group
1
Agazi Commando Division B.General Mohammed Esha
Tigre
2
Addis Ababa & Surrounding Area Guard Colonel Zenebe Amare
Tigre
3
Palace Guard Colonel Gerensay
Tigre
4
Banking Guard Colonel Hawaz Woldu
Tigre
5
Engineering College Colonel Halefom Eggigu
Tigre
6
Military Health Science B.General Tesfay Gidey
Tigre
7
Mulugeta Buli Technical College Colonel Meleya Amare
Tigre
8
Resource Management College Colonel Letay
Tigre
9
Siftana Command College B.General Moges Haile
Tigre
10
Blaten Military Training Center Colonel Salih Berihu
Tigre
11
Wourso Military Training Center Colonel Negash Heluf
Tigre
12
Awash Arba Military Training Center Colonel Muze
Tigre
13
Birr Valley Military Training Center Colonel Negassie Shikortet
Tigre
14
Defense Administration Department B.General Mehari Zewde
Tigre
15
Defense Aviation B.General Kinfe Dagnew
Tigre
16
Defense Research and Study B.General Halefom Chento
Tigre
17
Defense Justice Department Colonel Askale
Tigre
18
Secretary of the Chief-of-Staff Colonel Tsehaye Manjus
Tigre
19
Indoctrination Center B.General Akale Asaye
Amhara
20
Communications Department Colonel Sebbhat
Tigre
21
Foreign Relations Department Colonel Hassene
Tigre
22
Special Forces Coordination Department B.General Fisseha Manjus
Tigre
23
Operations Department Colonel Wodi Tewk
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Planning, Readiness and Programming Department Colonel Teklay Ashebir
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Defense Industries Coordination Department Colonel Wodi Negash
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Defense Finance Department Colonel Zewdu
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Defense Purchasing Department Colonel Gedey
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Defense Budget Department Ato/Mr. Berhane
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