First Commander of the UN Mission in Sudan
In 2010, Major General Moses Bisong Obi was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as the commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMISS). Major General Obi had served two distinguished roles in other United Nations’ peacekeeping missions – as Platoon Commander in the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, and as Deputy Sector Commander in UN Mission in Sierra Leone. In other international constituent bodies, he served as the Commanding officer of the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG), as the Commanding Officer of the Multi-national Joint Task Force Operation in Lake Chad, and Acting Commander of the ECOMOG Ground Task Force in Liberia. He retired from the Nigerian military in 2012.