The Commander of the Botswana Defence Force, Lieutenant General Gaolathe Galebotswe has revealed that the army promoted 257 junior officers and 1 659 other ranks.
Of the junior officers, 117 captains have been promoted to major while 140 Lieutenants have been promoted to Captain.
In the lower ranks, 124 soldiers of Warrant Officer II rank became Warrant Officer I; 213 Staff Sergeants were promoted to Warrant Officer II; 344 Corporals to Sergeant and 452 Lance Corporals were promoted to Corporal. Meanwhile 462 private were also promoted to Lance Corporal. The promotions, according to the BDF are effective January this year.