The appointments are:
.Army Commander (Landed Forces): Major General Alick Bentry Mhone, MSM, PSC.
.Deputy Army Commander (Landed Forces) : Brigadier General Davis Sesatino Mtachi,
MSM, PSC, NDT (T)
.Airforce Commander: Major General Andrew Lapken Namathanga, MSM, POMS, PSC,
.Deputy Airforce Commander: Brogadier General Ian Macleod Chirwa, MSM, PSC, PWC.
.Maritine Force Commander: Brigadier General Francis Blessings Kakhuta Banda, MSM,
PSC, NDC (K).
.Deputy Maritine Force Commander: Colonel Richard Tobias Chagonapanja, PSC.
The Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) said the appointments were with immediate effect.
OPC said the Commander of the MDF remains General Vincent Nundwe with Lieutenant General Clement Namangale as Deputy Commander of the MDF.
The Defence Force Act was passed by parliament last year.