Historic presentation of instrument of promotion to Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard

Minister of National Security the Honourable Stuart Young presided over a historical promotion today as he decorated this country’s first Chief of Defence Staff to hold the rank of Rear Admiral.

In a brief ceremony at the Ministry of National Security, Chief of Defence Staff Hayden Pritchard was presented with his instrument of promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. Rear Admiral Pritchard was promoted by President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Her Excellency Paula Mae Weekes, effective August 17, 2018.

In his congratulatory remarks, Minister Young described this promotion as a proud moment in the history of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. The Minister commended the Chief of Defence Staff on his steadfast leadership encouraged him to continue to steer the Defence Force strongly forward.

Rear Admiral Pritchard has thirty-three (33) years’ service in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. The Ministry of National Security extends congratulations to Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard on his promotion.

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