28th Army Chief

Spent cartridges flies out from the Sharshooter turret on the IFV 25 Gempita variant.

SHAH ALAM: 28th Army Chief. The Army’s 28th chief took over from his predecessor today. As previously reported the Gen Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi is stepping down as the Army chief today. He is replaced by Gen Zamrose Mohd Zain, who was the Eastern Field Command Chief (EFCC), before his promotion as the Army Chief. This was the first time the EFCC was made the Army chief. That said Zamrose was the third EFCC with the rank of Lt General.

Hasbullah (left) and Zamrose signing the handover documents today. Tentera Darat picture

Zamrose, was promoted to general prior to taking over as Army chief from Hasbullah, at a ceremony at the Defence Ministry today. Defence Minister DS Ismail Sabri Yaakob conducted the handover ceremony.
Zamrose (left0 and Lt Gen Sheikh Mohsin Sheikh Hassan inside an Army AW109 helicopter for Hari Raya visit earlier this month.

Zamrose, 58 was born in Seremban on September 22, 1962. He joined the Army as a cadet officer in 1980 before being commissioned on January 24, 1981. His first unit was the 8th Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment. Among the posts he held during his 39th year service was the Fourth Mechanized Brigade commander.
Hasbullah (centre) with Zamrose (last left) during a visit to road block manned by Army and police personnel in Sarawak in May during the MCO. PMT picture.

As reported earlier, Hasbullah is going on leave prior to his retirement later this year. Hasbullah was promoted as the top soldier two years ago, he was the deputy Army chief prior to his promotion.

— Malaysian Defence

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  1. The latest recruit intake, numbering almost 1,900 during passing out parade on last February this year at Pusasda, PD.

    The biggest number in any single intake so far, if i am not mistaken, and one of the best parade too.

    All the best to the new chief of the army.

  2. congratulations gen zamrose.

    2 years on the job is not much time to push agendas. anyway all the best in leading the army into a better future.

  3. Grats..

    Lets us hope under his leadership that finally our army can get their hand of several new much needed equipments like condor replacement and new light tank at least..So that his successor can solely focus on other procurement like trucked howitzers, new MRAPs, SAM system and possibly new MBT too..oh and additional towed howitzers too..that will be great..

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