Morocco’s new second-in-command of the armed forces

King Mohammed VI has nominated Major General Mohammed Berrid, a decorated veteran with more than 43 years of service in the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), as Inspector General of FAR and Commander of the Southern Zone.

Major General Berrid, who was born in 1955, completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Military Academy (Armored) before pursuing a master’s degree in national defense at the Collège Interarmées de Défense in France.

Throughout his distinguished career, he has held a variety of leadership positions, including leading the 3rd and 4th Royal Tank Regiments and working as a staff officer in the area of training and force employment.

Most recently, Major General Berrid assumed his new position as Inspector General of FAR and Commander of the Southern Zone. He has been leading the 3rd Office of the General Staff of FAR since 2014.

Major General Berrid is a family man who has four children and a distinguished military career. He has received numerous honors, including the “Officer of the Order of the Throne” medal.

The King honored Lieutenant General Belkhir El Farouk with the Grand Cordon of the Wissam Al Arch in appreciation of his remarkable career and contributions to the Throne and the Homeland, and he is stepping down from the position as a result of his appointment.

Due to his vast experience and distinguished career, Major General Berrid is a vital asset to the FAR’s leadership team and the defense of the country.

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