Chief of Seychelles Defence Forces retirement announced after 41 years of service

President Danny Faure on Saturday announced the retirement of Brigadier Leopold Payet, the Chief of the Seychelles Defence Forces.

Payet’s retirement will take effect on January 1 after 41 years of service to the island nation in the western Indian Ocean.

The Seychelles’ President said he will announce a new Chief of Defence Forces in December.

Speaking to officers present on Saturday morning at the Seychelles Coast Guard located at Ile Perseverance, a reclaimed island, Faure thanked the Brigadier for his 41 years of service to Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF), the country, and the people.

“I believe that it is truly a great honour to have a child of Seychelles who has given 41 years of service to the SPDF and service to their country,” said Faure.

Source: Seychelles News Agency