Comrie appointed Lt Col of Defence Force

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton presenting The Queen’s Commission to SKNDF Commander Anthony Comrie appointing him Lt. Col.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 20th March, 2018 ( – It’s official. Joseph Comrie has been formally appointed the commander of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF).

Comrie was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.) of the SKNDF today, 20th March, 2018, during a ceremony at Government House.

The appointment was conferred on Comrie by Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton.

In administering the appointment, Sir Tapley said, “You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge your duty as an officer in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, or in such other rank as you may from time to time hereafter be promoted or appointed, and you are in such manner, or on such occasions, to exercise and well discipline, in their duties, such officers and soldiers as may be placed under your order from time to time and use your best endeavours to keep them in order and disciplined.”

The Governor General continued, “I do hereby command all such officers and soldiers to obey you, as their superior officer, and you to observe and follow such orders and directions, as from time to time you shall receive from me, or any of your superior officers in pursuance of the trust hereby reposed in you.”

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, the minister with responsibility for National Security, congratulated Commander Comrie.

“I hope that this day will go down in history as a beginning of a new relationship of service of our Defence Force to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. So once again congratulations… on this most significant elevation,” Prime Minister Harris said.

(Top photo: Lt. Col. Anthony Comrie with Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton (l) and Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris (r).)

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