Ethiopia gets its first Field Marshal General

For reversing the imminent threat Ethiopia has been facing as a result of treasonous acts of armed groups, the Government today awarded the first Field Marshal rank of the country to its Army chief of staff General Berhanu Jula. Ranks of dozens of the top army officers is also upgraded.

“PM Abiy Ahmed Ali presided over the ENDF rank promotion ceremony. Ethiopia has today introduced the title of Field Marshal General and awarded the rank to Gen. Berhanu Jula, in light of his extraordinary acts in the face of a national crisis,” twitted the Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

In addition to the army chief of staff, today the country has also awarded military ranks for dozens of top army officers.

President of the Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde who addressed the gathering and awarded the army officers indicated that the victory of the victory of all the people of Ethiopia who directly and indirectly supported Ethiopian army.

Today President Sahle-Work has awarded 4 full Generals including General Abebaw Tadesse, who was victim of forced retirement during TPLF era. 14 Major Generals are also upgraded to Lieutenant General rank. In addition, 24 Brigadier Generals are have also become Major Generals, while 56 Colonials are upgraded to Brigadier General rank, according to the state broadcaster ETV midday report.

The ranks are awarded in appreciation of their accomplishment on the ongoing war with the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), which began the war attacking the military base of Ethiopia in Tigray region on November 3, 2020.

Reports suggest that the November 3, 2020 attack of TPLF which is admitted by their own officers, was aimed in overtaking the heavy artilleries of Ethiopian Army and advance to the capture Addis Ababa and overthrow the democratically elected Government of Ethiopia led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.