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Lt Gen Jacques MUSEMAKWELI was appointed as the Reserve Force Chief of Staff (RFCOS) on 09 April 2019. Before his appointment as RFCOS, he was the Army Chief of Staff (ACOS); a position he held since 08 February 2016.


1.         He has served in several command and staff responsibilities both at Junior and Senior Officer Level. 

a.         He was the Commanding General of the Republican Guard before his appointment as Army Chief of Staff.

b.         He served as Commander 1 Inf. Div. Land Force/RDF

c.          Chief of J9 (Civil Military Cooperation)

d.         Chief of J2 (Head of Military Intelligence)

e.              Deputy Commander of Rwanda Air Force

f.               Commanding Officer of Rwanda Marine Regiment

g.              Director of Operations- G3


2.         He attended tactical, operational and strategic courses to include:

a.           Junior Command and Staff Course at Zimbabwe Command and Staff College – Harare Zimbabwe.

b.         Air Command and Staff Course- Maxwell Air Base Alabama-U.S

c.          National Defence College. Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.


3.         He has the following formal education qualifications:

a.         Diploma in Biomedical Sciences. Faculte de Medecine/Universite de Lubumbashi-RDC

b.         Air Command and Staff College Resident Diploma-Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama- U.S

c.           Diploma in International Studies-University of Nairobi-Kenya.

d.         Masters of Science in Global Security/Full Time- Royal Military College of Science/Cranfield University. U.K

4.         Other Academic qualifications:

a.         Diploma in American Language Course- Defence Language Institute/English Language Center (Lackland Air Force Base, Texas-U.S.

b.         Diploma International Officer School/Air Command and Staff Course. Maxwell AFB, Alabama- U.S

c.          Certificate of Mobile International Defence Management Course/ Defence Resources Management Institute (Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California-U.S) done in Nairobi Kenya.

d.         Certificate on Executive Seminar on Professional Force Development (U.S Defence Institute of International Legal Studies) done in Kigali-Rwanda.

e.         Certificate at African Center of Strategic Studies- Washington D.C.

f.          Certificat du 12e Forum de IHEDN sur le Continent Africain (Institut de Hautes Etudes de DefenceNationale-(IHEDN)- Paris-France)

5.         Lt  Gen Jacques MUSEMAKWELI is married with four children.