|Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York|
Secretary-General Appoints Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta of Cameroon
Force Commander for Central African Republic
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Major General Martin Chomu Tumenta ( Cameroon) as the Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).
Major General Tumenta will commence his appointment mid-September 2014 at the time of the transfer of authority between the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) and MINUSCA.
Major General Tumenta is currently serving as the Force Commander of MISCA following a distinguished career in the Cameroonian Armed Forces Airborne Infantry, which included tenures as Chief of Operations at the Army Headquarters, Commander of the third Joint Task Force Region and Commander of Operations DELTA in the Bakassi peninsula. He also held the appointment of Human Resources Director at the Department of Defence.
Major General Tumenta earned a bachelor’s of military arts and science degree at the Joint Military School in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He attended staff and defence colleges in the United States and France.
Born in 1954, Major General Tumenta is married.
* *** *