Brigadier General Fulgence Simon Msafiri
Brigadier General Fulgence Simon Msafiri enlisted in the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) in 1982. He was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Aircraft Mechanical Engineering from the Military Technical College Cairo, in 1986. He attended Officer Cadet Course at the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) in Arusha and was commissioned in 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he served as Unit Administration Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
In 1994, Brigadier General Msafiri was awarded Master Degree of Science (MSc) degree in Industrial Engineering Management from the University of Dar es Salaam. In 2004, he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. In 2011, he was awarded a MSc Degree in Defence Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School - Monterey CA, USA and 2014 he was awarded Masters Degree in Strategic and Security Studies from the National Defence College Tanzania.
Brigadier General Msafiri is a professional Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers Tanzania. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at the Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre as a Maintenance Engineer and Works Engineer. Likewise, he saved as Engineering Manager and Research and Development Manager with Mzinga Corporation Tanzania, from 1997 to 1999 and from 2012 to 2015 respectively.
The General is acquainted with management and administration; also he is a scholar in crisis management as well as in Civil Military Relations (CMR).
Fulgence is married to Anna and the couple is blessed with two children, Fulgence Jr. and Fredrick.