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    New Chief of the Staff and International Appointments

    Here are the latest international appointments and promotions announced by International Headquarters. October 3, 2012
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    General Linda Bond announces senior leadership changes which involve the Office of the Chief of the Staff:

    EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY 2013

    COMMISSIONER BARRY SWANSON, currently serving at International Headquarters as the Chief of the Staff, and COMMISSIONER SUE SWANSON as World President of Women's Ministries, are appointed to the leadership of the USA Eastern Territory. Commissioner Barry Swanson is appointed as Territorial Commander, USA Eastern Territory, and Commissioner Sue Swanson as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    I want to express my deep gratitude to Commissioner Barry Swanson for the strong support he has been to me as General. Both he and Commissioner Sue Swanson have been valued team members and exemplary leaders. They have given sterling service at International Headquarters and throughout the Army world. The different appointments they have held through the years prepared them in a special way to take on the roles at IHQ which they have held with distinction in recent years. I salute them and commend them to the USA Eastern Territory as strong, progressive, spiritual leaders.

    After consultation with a number of senior leaders I have decided to appoint COMMISSIONER ANDRÉ COX as Chief of the Staff and COMMISSIONER SILVIA COX as World President of Women's Ministries. Commissioners André and Silvia Cox, officers of the Switzerland, Austria and Hungary Territory, are currently serving as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women's Ministries of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. Commissioners Cox are experienced leaders who have served in varied appointment responsibilities in Europe and in Africa. Before taking up their present appointments they were territorial leaders in the Finland and Estonia and Southern Africa territories. Their credentials for the tasks to which they are now appointed speak for themselves and I commend them to you.

    These appointments create the need for a number of consequential appointment changes, details of which the Chief of the Staff will communicate to you very shortly after you have received this letter.

    Please join me in praying God's rich blessing upon Commissioners Barry and Sue Swanson and Commissioners André and Silvia Cox as they assume their new appointment responsibilities. May their on-going ministry bring glory to His Name.

    Sincerely,

    Linda Bond
    GENERAL




    Commissioner Barry Swanson, Chief of the Staff, shares the following information regarding international appointments and promotions decided by the General:


    EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2013


    COMMISSIONERS JOASH AND FLORENCE MALABI, officers of the Kenya West Territory, currently serving as territorial leaders in that territory, are appointed to International Headquarters.  Commissioner Joash Malabi is appointed as International Secretary for Africa, and Commissioner Florence Malabi as Zonal Secretary for Women's Ministries - Africa. They will take up their new appointment responsibilities on 1 January 2013 in succession to Commissioners Amos and Rosemary Makina who will be retiring from active service.

    COMMISSIONERS KENNETH G. AND JOLENE K. HODDER, officers of the USA Western Territory, currently serving respectively as International Secretary for Personnel and Associate International Secretary for Personnel, at International Headquarters, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Kenya West Territory. Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder is appointed as Territorial Commander, Kenya West Territory, and Commissioner Jolene K. Hodder as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    Further word will reach you in due course with regard to the ongoing work of the International Personnel Department at IHQ.

    COMMISSIONERS JOHN AND DORITA WAINWRIGHT, officers of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, currently serving as territorial leaders of the Kenya East Territory, are appointed to International Headquarters.  Commissioner John Wainwright is appointed as International Auditor in the Business Administration Department (effective 1 January 2013). Commissioner Dorita Wainwright is appointed as Zonal Secretary for Women's Ministries – Europe (effective 1 March 2013).

    COMMISSIONER VINECE CHIGARIRO, an officer of the Zimbabwe Territory, currently serving as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women's Ministries of that territory, is appointed as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women's Ministries, Kenya East Territory, in succession to Commissioners John and Dorita Wainwright who will be taking up new appointment responsibilities (see below).

    COLONELS HENRY AND CATHERINE NYAGAH, officers of the Kenya East Territory currently serving as territorial leaders in the Malawi Territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Zimbabwe Territory. Colonel Henry Nyagah is appointed as Territorial Commander, Zimbabwe Territory, and Colonel Catherine Nyagah as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.  They will take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of commissioner – Colonel Catherine Nyagah on 1 January 2013 and Colonel Henry Nyagah on 2 January 2013.

    COLONELS MOSES AND SARAH WANDULU, officers of the Uganda Territory currently serving as territorial leaders in that territory, are appointed as the territorial leaders of the Malawi Territory.  Colonel Moses Wandulu is appointed as Territorial Commander, Malawi Territory, and Colonel Sarah Wandulu as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    COLONELS BENJAMIN AND GRACE MNYAMPI, officers of the Tanzania Territory currently serving respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Kenya West Territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Uganda Territory. Colonel Benjamin Mnyampi is appointed as Territorial Commander, Uganda Territory, and Colonel Grace Mnyampi as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    MAJORS JOHNSTONE AND LINNET WOLAYO, officers of the Kenya West Territory, currently serving respectively as Secretary for Personnel and Territorial Director, Community Caring Ministry in that territory, are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Kenya West Territory. They will take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

    LIEUT-COLONELS NAHASHON AND ZIPPORAH NJIRU, officers of the Kenya East Territory and currently serving respectively as Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women's Ministries, Kangundo Division, in that territory are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Kenya East Territory.  They succeed Colonels Gabriel and Monica Kathuri who will receive new appointments.

    COLONELS MICHAEL AND JOAN PARKER, officers of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, currently serving respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries, Indonesia Territory are appointed as territorial leaders, Indonesia Territory. Colonel Michael Parker is appointed as Territorial Commander, Indonesia Territory, and Colonel Joan Parker as Territorial President of Women's Ministries. They will take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of commissioner – Colonel Joan Parker on 3 January 2013 and Colonel Michael Parker on 4 January 2013. They succeed Commissioners Basuki and Marie Kartodarsono who will be retiring from active service.

    LIEUT-COLONELS JONES AND MARIYAM KASAEDJA, officers of the Indonesia Territory, currently serving respectively as Secretary for Personnel and Territorial Home League Director in that territory, are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries, Indonesia Territory.


    EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY 2013


    COMMISSIONERS CLIVE AND MARIANNE ADAMS, officers of the Norway, Iceland and the Færoes Territory, currently serving as territorial leaders in that territory, are appointed territorial leaders of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. Commissioner Clive Adams is appointed as Territorial Commander, United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, and Commissioner Marianne Adams as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    COMMISSIONERS DICK AND VIBEKE KROMMENHOEK, officers of the Netherlands & Czech Republic Territory currently serving as territorial leaders of the Finland and Estonia Territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Norway, Iceland and the Færoes Territory. Commissioner Dick Krommenhoek is appointed as Territorial Commander Norway, Iceland and the Færoes Territory, and Commissioner Vibeke Krommenhoek as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    COLONELS JOHNNY AND EVA KLEMAN, officers of the Sweden and Latvia Territory, currently serving respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in that territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Finland and Estonia Territory. Colonel Johnny Kleman is appointed as Territorial Commander, Finland and Estonia Territory, and Colonel Eva Kleman as Territorial President of Women's Ministries.

    LIEUT-COLONELS DANIEL AND REBECCA SJOGREN, officers of the USA Central Territory,  currently serving respectively as Divisional Commander and Divisional Director of Women's Ministries, Northern Division, in that territory are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries, in the Sweden and Latvia Territory.

    LIEUT-COLONELS KONG CHEW (BOB) AND TEOH GIM LENG (WENDY) LEE, officers of the Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory, currently serving as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in that territory, are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Philippines Territory.  They succeed Lieut-Colonels Ronald and Robyn Clinch who will be proceeding to appointments in their home territory (Australia Southern).

    LIEUT-COLONELS LYNDON AND BRONWYN BUCKINGHAM, officers of the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory currently serving respectively as Secretary for Programme and Assistant Secretary for Programme in that territory, are appointed respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory.

    LIEUT-COLONELS NEIL AND CHRISTINE WEBB, officers of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, currently serving respectively as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Papua New Guinea Territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of that territory. Lieut-Colonel Neil Webb is appointed as Territorial Commander, Papua New Guinea Territory, and Lieut-Colonel Christine Webb as Territorial President of Women's Ministries. Lieut-Colonels Webb take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of colonel. They succeed Commissioner Andrew Kalai who will be retiring from active service.

    LIEUT-COLONEL MIRIAM GLUYAS, an officer of the Australia Eastern Territory, currently serving as Secretary for Programme in that territory, is appointed as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Papua New Guinea Territory.

    MAJOR HANNELISE TVEDT, an officer of the Norway, Iceland and The Færoes Territory, currently serving as Assistant Secretary for Programme in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, is appointed as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries in the Netherlands and Czech Republic Territory, in succession to Colonels Pieter and Alida Dijkstra who will be retiring from active service. She will take up her new appointment responsibilities with the rank of colonel.

    LIEUT-COLONELS GORDON AND SUSAN DALY. Subsequent to the General's decision that the Spain and Portugal commands shall be combined to form the Spain and Portugal Command as of 1 February 2012, Lieut-Colonels Gordon and Susan Daly, officers of the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory are appointed as command leaders. Lieut-Colonel Gordon Daly is appointed as Officer Commanding, Spain and Portugal Command, and Lieut-Colonel Susan Daly as Command President of Women's Ministries.

    The bringing together of the Spain and Portugal commands and the appointments of Lieut-Colonels Daly as command leaders coincide with the retirement from active service of Lieut-Colonels Luis and Aida Castillo who have given leadership to the Spain Command in recent years.


    EFFECTIVE 1 MARCH 2013


    COLONEL BIRGITTE BREKKE, an officer of the Norway, Iceland and the Færoes Territory, currently serving as Territorial Commander, Denmark Territory, is appointed to International Headquarters as International Secretary for Europe. She will take up her new appointment responsibilities with the rank of commissioner in succession to Commissioner Robert Street who, with Commissioner Janet Street, will be retiring from active service. (Commissioner Janet Street being succeeded by Commissioner Dorita Wainwright as indicated above).

    LIEUT-COLONELS KNUD DAVID AND LISBETH WELANDER, officers of the Norway, Iceland and the Færoes Territory currently serving respectively as Secretary for Business Administration and Sponsorship and Scholarship Secretary in the Philippines Territory, are appointed as territorial leaders of the Denmark Territory. Lieut-Colonel David Welander is appointed Territorial Commander, Denmark Territory and Lieut-Colonel Lisbeth Welander as Territorial President of Women's Ministries. They will take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of colonel.

    I know you will join me in praying God's richest blessing upon our comrades as they prepare to assume their new appointment responsibilities.

    Sincerely yours,

    Barry C. Swanson
    CHIEF OF THE STAFF

    Comment

    On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Loyd Mutwiri(Iruma Meru dist) said:

    may God give our leaders wisdom to lead us amen

     

    On Thursday, November 22, 2012, George Ryder said:

    I pray that God will work in His Mighty Way on all of you who are taking new challenges. It is always a witness to those who criticize the Army for changes of personnel but it is God's spirit moving in an other direction, and I am sure those who are affected all have feelings; I am surprised with the transfer of Comm Swanson; I trust he and his wife, are well and will be blessed.

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