Ahmed Mohamed (general)

Brigadier General Ahmed Mohamed is the Vice Chief of Defence Force of the Maldives National Defence Force. He was appointed to this post on 4 March 2012.[1] Brigadier General Ahmed Mohamed was born on 9 July 1964 in the island of Maroshi, Shaviyani Atoll.

Brigadier General Ahmed Mohamed
Allegiance Maldives
Service/branchMaldives National Defence Force
RankBrigadier General
Commands heldVice Chief of Defence Force
Commander Northern Area
Commanding Officer Engineering Service
Commanding Officer Supply Unit
Commanding Officer Regional Headquarters S.Gan
Commanding Officer Regional Headquarters L.Kadhdhoo
Commanding Officer Quick Reaction Force II
Commanding Officer Planning and Research Development Wing
Battles/wars1988 Maldives Coup
AwardsPresidential Medal
Distinguished Service Medal
Dedicated Service Medal
Defence Force Service Medal
3 November Medal
Good Conduct Medal

Military career and trainingEdit

After completion of secondary school in 1983 at Majeedhiyya School, Mohamed enlisted in Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) on 13 March 1984 as a Lance Corporal and was commissioned eight years later on 21 April 1992. He was promoted to the current rank of Brigadier General on 8 February 2009.[1]

Mohamed is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan. He is a fellow of Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii and an alumnus of Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Washington DC and Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany. He has also completed the Governance and Management of Defence Course held by the Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University.[1]

Commands heldEdit

Mohamed was appointed as the Vice Chief of Defence Force on 4 March 2012. He had served as the Commander of MNDF Northern Area. The General has also held various other command and staff appointments including executive officer of MNDF headquarters, commanding officer of MNDF engineering service, commanding officer of supply unit, executive officer of Ministry of Defence and National Security, commanding officer of both regional headquarters S.Gan and L.Kadhdhoo, commanding officer of quick reaction force II, commanding officer of planning and research development wing, managing director of Sifainge Ekuveri Kunfuni (SEK) and president of MNDF sports and recreation club.[1]

Military decorationsEdit

Service Medal decorations[1][2]
  • The Presidential Medal
  • The Distinguished Service Medal
  • The Dedicated Service Medal
  • The Defence Force Service Medal
  • The 3 November Medal
  • The Good Conduct Medal


Mohamed is married to Selvia Hameed and has a daughter and a son.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vice Chief of Defence Force's Biography" (PDF). MNDF. Retrieved 25 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceded by
Farhath Shaheer
Vice Chief of Defence Force (Maldives)
2012- Present
Succeeded by