Belize Coast Guard to get a new commander
Friday, November 15th, 2019
On November 27th, the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) will be celebrating 14 years of service to the country, and following their annual ceremonies, a new Commandant will be sworn in. He is Deputy Commandant and Captain 42-year-old Elton Bennett. He will be replacing incumbent Admiral John Borland, who has commanded the BCG for over a decade.
Bennett transitioned from the Belize Defence Force into the BCG. He has served for almost 14 years, ten as the Deputy Commander. Meanwhile, Borland will be taking a post in the Ministry of National Security in an advisory capacity.
The BCG is Belize’s youngest armed forces unit, which has been steadily developing. The Government of Belize, along with donations from nations like the United States of America, have greatly contributed to the institution’s growth. Today the BCG has bases all across the country, with its recent Forward Operation Base opened in northern Ambergris Caye in July of this year.
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