CHIEF-OF-STAFF, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, bid farewell to the ranks of the Coast Guard on Thursday in the first of a series of activities to commemorate his retirement.
In his final address to the ranks there, Brigadier Bess expressed his confidence in the continued growth of the Coast Guard and the GDF as a whole.
“As I am about to retire, I feel confident that the GDF’s growth and development will continue as we have good leaders who will lead effectively and efficiently,” he noted.
He told the Officers and Ratings that he was honoured to have served as their leader and praised their selfless dedication and commitment to safeguarding Guyana’s shores and protecting her maritime interests.
“You have made incalculable contributions to the Coast Guard and the GDF as a whole, and I am grateful for your service and the opportunity to lead you,” he said.
Brigadier Bess urged the Coast Guard members to continue serving with distinction, courage, and honour and upholding the high standards of the GDF Coast Guard.
The retirement activities for Brigadier Bess will continue over the next few weeks with various planned events and ceremonies.
The Officers and Ratings expressed their appreciation for his years of service and leadership and wished him well in his retirement.