After the historic decoration of the first Lieutenant General of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF), President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 17th August decorated the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Major General John Milton at a quiet ceremony at State House, Freetown.

It could be recalled that on the 3rd July 2015, President Koroma decorated the first Lieutenant General of the RSLAF, Lt-General Samuel Omar Williams at the Myohaung Officers’ Mess at Wilberforce, Freetown.

The ceremony saw in attendance senior security officers from the Office of National Security, the Sierra Leone Police, RSLAF, Sierra Leone Correctional Services, the National Fire Force, relatives of the recipient among others.

The Head of State and Commander-in-Chief congratulated Maj-General Milton and urged him to execute his duties according to the values and standards of the RSLAF.

Delivering the vote of thanks, Major General John Milton said the appointment has raised the bar of the RSLAF to have the first Lieutenant General and a Major General to occupy the position of Deputy Chief of Defence Staff. He thanked President Koroma for elevating him to that position.