Forty-four Vanuatu Mobile Force personnel will be retiring from the Force on December 31, 2017.
Commander Mobile Force, Colonel Robson Iavro, thanked the officers for their dedication and countless contribution towards the growth of VMF during a dismissal parade at the Cook Barracks last Friday.
In his official speech, Col. Iavro highlighted, “We are here to honour and to bid farewell to the pioneers of this great institution.
“Today we bid farewell to some of us who had serve this organisation since its inception.”
One of the departing members had served before the establishment of the Vanuatu Mobile Force.
“It is an honour to have served with Deputy commander Lt. Col. Terry Tulangi,” Iavro said.
Vanuatu Mobile Force has standards with the conduct on recent operations and it is their hope to maintain that momentum into the future.
He noted that negative issues both at the individual performance and organisation needed improvement.
“Discipline remains a big challenge for everyone from the top level to the lower level within our rank structures.
“Discipline is not only about the fear of being disciplined but the courage to do the right thing when no one is watching.”
The 44 retirees are part of 77 Force personnel who are retiring this year alone.