July 21, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The chairman and the Commander-in-chief of SPLM/A, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, has relieved the deputy Chief of General Staff for Operation, Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak in a statement that was issued today.
“Pursuant to December 6-12, 2014 Pagak Conference Resolutions, I, Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, Chairman and Commander-in-chief , SPLM/A hereby relieve Major General Peter Gatdet Yaka as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations” the statement reads.
In a different statement, Machar appoints the Commander of Special Division One forces, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operation.
The two generals, Peter Gatdet and James Koang, switched positions in May 2014 in Unity state.
Dr. Machar replaced Maj. Gen. Koang Chol with Maj. Gen. Johnson Olony as the Commander of Special Division One forces in Upper Nile State.
In a different statement, Machar relieves Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth as the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics.