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Army commander Born on Jan. 10, 1964, in Sin al-Fil, Aoun holds bachelor's degrees in political science and military science. He enrolled in the Army as a cadet officer on May 19, 1983, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on May 6, 1985 . In 2013, Aoun was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Aoun succeeds Gen. Jean Kahwaji, who was appointed military chief on Aug. 29, 2008 .Director-General of General Security Ibrahim was reconfirmed as chief of General Security in 2011 .Brig. Gen. Saadallah Mohieddine Hamad (Promoted to major general)Saliba succeeds Maj. Gen. George Karaa, who is set to retire in June.
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