BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS OF COMMODORE VILIAME NAUPOTO COMMANDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI MILITARY FORCES

Commodore Viliame Naupoto has been a career Military Officer since 1982 when he joined the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and served in the Fiji Navy. During his military career, he has trained widely in Military Tactics, Leadership & Management from Military institutions in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

He has held senior military appointments within the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, such as the Commander Fiji Navy, Director Finance & Logistics and currently the Commander.

Commodore Naupoto has served 25 years as career officer in the RFMF until he was seconded to the Civil Service in 2007 as Director Immigration. He was later appointed as the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests in 2009. He resigned from the appointment and was sworn in as the Minister for Youth and Sports in 2012. He then relinquished the ministerial portfolio prior to the general elections in September 2014.

During his posting to the civil service, he was also appointed to various government statutory bodies such as the Chairman of the Fiji Trade and Investment Board (FTIB), Fiji Pine Group and board member of the Fiji Audio Visual Commission.

Commodore Naupoto rejoined the Republic of Fiji Military Forces on 2nd February 2015 and was appointed as Chief of Staff Headquarters RFMF. On Saturday 1st August 2015 he was appointed the Acting Commander RFMF for three months. The Acting appointment has been extended to a further three months which will expire in December 2015.

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