28th Army Chief

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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