Brigadier General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh (Somali: Odowaa Yuusuf Raageh) is a Somali military general. He is the chief of the Somali Army.
After finishing his secondary school education in 2005, Rageh enlisted in the Somali Army under the Transitional Federal Government. Shortly after enlisting Rageh was sent to Uganda for military training specifically VIP Protection. Once he was back in the country, he went on to provide basic training for new recruits.
In the year 2009, Odowaa was sent to Sudan for Officer training and came back in 2010 to be commissioned as a Lieutenant. Upon commission, he become part of the Officers in charge of Villa Somalia Protection.
Rageh took part in the liberation of Banadir, Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle between 2010 - 2012. These efforts were not gone unrecognised and was awarded The Medal of Valor in 2012.
In 2013, Rageh was sent to Turkey for special training that involved infantry commading, foreign languages and logistics of the Army. Shortly after coming back, Odowaa was then again sent back to Turkey in the end of 2014 to the Turkish Army War College where he spent the next two years learning and understanding the core principles of leading a modern army. Before he was sent to Turkey, Rageh was given the rank of Major.
Upon successfully completing his course at the Turkish Army War College, Rageh was appointed as head of 60th Platoon which was part of the Villa Somalia Protection.
Beginning of 2018, He become Lieutenant Colonel and then towards the end of 2018, he become head of Somali National Army Infantry with his new rank as Brigadier General.
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Chief of Army
On the 27th August 2019, Brigadier General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh was appointed as the Chief of the Army