BRIGADIER GENERAL OUSMAN GOMEZ COMMANDER OF THE GAMBIA NATIONAL ARMY (GNA)
Brigadier General Ousman Gomez is the Commander, Gambia National Army (GNA). The Senior Officer is also a Lawyer by profession and a Rotary Peace Fellow. He was born in Sanyang village, Kombo South District, West Coast Region on 30 April 1974.
Brigadier General Ousman Gomez started his early education at Jambanjelly Primary School in 1981. He completed his O’level in 1994 at Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) and A’ Level in 1996 at Nusrat High School respectively. The Senior Officer in his quest for knowledge endeavored to study extensively and obtained a Bachelors of Law (LLB Honors) degree from the University of the Gambia (UTG) in 2015 and a Barrister in Law (BL) from the Gambia Law School in 2016. General Gomez was called to the Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Gambia the same year. In addition, the officer holds a double Master’s Degree namely a Master of Arts and Science of Warfare (MSc) from the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan in 2018 and recently obtained a Master of Arts in Peace Studies (MA) (Peace and Conflict Resolution) from the International Christian University (ICU) in Japan in 2020.
Brigadier General Ousman Gomez attended several military courses in order to prepare him for the enormous task of Command and Control responsibilities in the Armed Forces. He was enlisted into the Gambia Armed Forces in 1997 and did his basic military training at the then Gambia National Guards Training School in Bakau. He attended his Young Officer’s course in Ghana at the Army Combat Training School (MAT) in 1999. He completed his Junior Staff and Senior Staff Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji Nigeria and the Command and Staff College Quetta, Pakistan in 2009 and 2018 respectively.