OUSMAN SONKO
Minister of The Interior


Curriculum Vitae

NAME: Ousman Sonko

DATE OF BIRTH: 09 January 1969

PLACE 0F BIRTH: Serrekunda

MARITAL STATUS: Married

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Senior Secondary Certificate
Diploma National Development

MILITARY CAREER

  ENLISTED

  11 January 1988

  PROMOTIONS

(8)   IGP
(7)   MAJOR
(6)   CAPT.
(5)   LT.
(4)   2LT.
(3)   SGT .
(2)   CPL.
(1)   L/CPL.

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  February 2005
  September 2004
  January 2000
  September 1996
  November 1994
  January 1991
  October 1990
1989

COURSES ATTENDED

(A)   First Aid Course
(B)   Management Development Training Course – MDI
(C)   Crises Management Course – Dakar
(D)   Diplomatic Practice/Training – Palm Grove Hotel
(E)   Counter Terrorism Training  – Kairaba Beach Hotel


MILITARY COURSES

(A)  Junior NCO Cadre
(B)  Tactics Cadre
(C)  Signal Course
(D)  Range Management Course
(E)  Support Weapon Course
(F)  Instructional Cadre

OVERSEAS COURSE

(A)  Young Officer Course (YOS) Signal  – Pakistan
(B)  Junior Division - Command and Staff College JAJI – Nigeria
(C)  National Development Course – Taiwan

MISSION ASSIGMENTS

(A)   United Nation Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) – Sierra Leone

APPOINTMENTS

(A) Re-appointed as Minister of the Interior – 7th May 2012
(B) Re-appointed as Minister of the Interior – 3rd February 2012
(C) Minister of the Interior
(D) Inspector General of Police
(E) Bridge Major GNA GNG – (Joint Service HQ)
(F) Director of Communication /SO1 Logistic – HQ GAF
(G) Commanding Officer – State Guard Battalion
(H) Second in Command – State Guard Battalion
(I) Training/Operation Officer – State Guard
(J) Communication Officer – HQ GAF


HONORS AND AWARDS

(A)   Member of the Order of the Republic of The Gambia (MRG)
(B)   UNAMSIL Peace Keeping Medal
(C)   Distinguish Service Medal
(D)   Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
(E)   General Service Medal

HOBBIES

(A)   Football
(B)   Volley Ball
(C)   Reading