GUYANA: David Arthur Granger Biography And Profile

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David Granger was born in Guyana on 15th July 1945. He is a former Commander of Guyana Defence Force and National Security Adviser to the President. David A. Granger is the holder of three national awards—the Efficiency Medal (1976), the Military Service Medal (1981), and the Military Service Star (1985) for distinguished military service.

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GUYANA: David Arthur Granger Biography And Profile

Brigadier David Granger was sworn in as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on 16th May 2015.

Brigadier Granger is a former Commander of the Guyana Defence Force and National Security Adviser to the President. He received his military training at the Mons Officer Cadet School and the School of Infantry in the United Kingdom, the Jungle Warfare Instruction Centre in Brazil and the Army Command and Staff College in Nigeria.

He was a member of several defence and security agencies. He held the chairmanship of the Central Intelligence Committee and co-chairmanship of the Border and National Security Committee and was a member of the Guyana Defence Board, National Drug Law Enforcement Committee and the Disciplined Forces Commission.

He is a graduate of the University of Guyana where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, the University of the West Indies where he received the post-graduate Diploma in International Relations and the University of Maryland where he was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow.

He also attended the Urban Policy Development Workshop at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Defense Planning and Resource Management course at the National Defense University, Washington DC and the Counter-Terrorism Educators’ Workshop at the Joint Special Operations University, Florida, USA. He was also an adjunct professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the NDU.

David Granger has served in several public organizations. He was elected to the presidencies of the History Society, Guyana Heritage Society, University of Guyana Guild of Graduates and the Guyana Chess Federation. He was also formerly a member of the University of Guyana Council, Association of Caribbean Historians, Caribbean Studies Association, Guyana Press Association and Guyana Book Foundation and is currently a member of the Guyana Legion and the Board of Trustees of the Guyana Veterans Foundation.

Brigadier Granger has written extensively on national defence and public security issues. He is the author of National Defence: A Small State in the Subordinate System; Public Security: Criminal Violence and Policing in Guyana and Public Policy: The Crisis of Governance in Guyana.

He has also written several monographs including:

– Guyana’s Independence, 1966;

– Five Thousand Day War: The Struggle for Haiti’s Independence, 1789-1804;

– The British Guiana Volunteer Force, 1948-1966;

– The Guyana National Service, 1974-2000;

– The Guyana People’s Militia, 1976-1997;

– The Queen’s College Cadet Corps, 1889-1975;

– Guyana’s Coinage, 1808-2008;

– The Era of Enslavement, 1638-1838 and The Village Movement, 1839-1889. He is co-editor, with Winston McGowan and James Rose, of Themes in African-Guyanese History and is former publisher of Guyana Review and Emancipation magazines.

– He received various academic awards including the President’s Medal for the best graduating student; Dennis Irvine Prize;

– Council of the University Prize;

– Elsa Goveia Medal of Excellence; Guy de Weever History Prize;

– Earl Attlee History Prize;

– Mary Noel Menezes Award for History;

– Department of History Prize and others, from the University of Guyana.

David Granger was born in Guyana on 15th July 1945. He is married to Sandra (née Chan-A-Sue) and is the father of two daughters.

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H.E. President David A. Granger is the holder of three national awards—the Efficiency Medal (1976), the Military Service Medal (1981), and the Military Service Star (1985) for distinguished military service.

– Brigadier David Arthur Granger Biography


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