Yodu and Mautu promoted as full Colonels

Two Papua New Guinea Defence Force Officers were promoted to the rank of full colonel last Friday at Papua New Guinea Defence Force headquarters.

The duo are Colonel Edi Yodu who is now posted as the new Chief of Defence Intelligence and Colonel Walter Mautu who is our new Defence Attaché to India. Both have served the Defence Force in various capacities.

Defence Force Commander Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo said their service to the military was highly valued with their military expertise .

“That is why the Defence Council   promoted them with their new posting.”

Brigadier Toropo congratulated them and challenged them to deliver the best outcome in their respective appointments.

Colonel Mautu held various positions in the military and his last appointment was Provost Marshall at PNGDF headquaters.He  comes from Pasiloke Village in Talasea District, West New Britain Province.

Colonel Yodu also served the military well since enlisting into the force. He was described as a smart intelligence officer during his career. Colonel Yodu has vast experience and education qualification in PNG and overseas. His last appointment was PNG Defence Attache to Jayapura, Indonesia . He comes from Apomaka village Kainantu in Eastern Highlands Province.


Pix caption: (L-R) Defence Minister Fabian Pok and PNFDF Commander Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo promoting Colonel Walter Mautu while Colonel Edi Yodu looks on. Picture by PNGDF Media.


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