Zakariyya Mansoor retires from MNDF after 37 years of service

Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor (L) receives a honorable discharge from military service on December 9, 2021. (Photo/MNDF)

Brigadier General Zakariyya Mansoor received an honorable discharge from the Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) on Thursday, after 37 years of service. 

He was presented with his medal of honorable discharge, along with a letter from the Commander-in-Chief of Maldives, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, by Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi in a ceremony at the Bandaara Koshi on Thursday. 

He was also presented with a letter and a photo board by Chief of Defense Force Major General Abdulla Shamaal. 

His symbolic card of retirement was presented by Vice Chief of Defense Force Brigadier General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef. 

The ceremony was attended by MNDF’s general officers, unit commanders, members of his family, and a large number of military officers of different ranks. 

Zakariyya Mansoor joined military service on March 13, 1984. 

During the past 37 years, he provided valuable service in different areas of the MNDF. 

He served the longest in the Coast Guard. He served as Director-General, Deputy Director-General, and in different positions at the Coast Guard Commandant. 

He provided invaluable service in human resource development at the Coast Guard. 

Other positions he served at the MNDF include MNDF Central Area Commander, Chairman of the Management Committee of SIFCO, member of Training and Evaluation Committee, Managing Director of Kadhdhoo Airport, and MNDF’s Chief Spokesperson. 

He was last serving as Director-General of National Counter-Terrorism Center. 

He received 10 medals and 11 ribbons for his dedicated service, achievements and discipline.