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Reginald Otto
Nickname Reg
Born 9 July 1943(1943-07-09) (age 79)
Place of birth Krugersdorp, Transvaal Province, Union of South Africa
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Years of service 1960 - 1994
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held
Awards Southern Cross Decoration
Southern Cross Medal
Military Merit Medal

Lieutenant General Reginald Otto SD, SM, MMM (born Krugersdorp, 9 July 1943)[1] was a South African military commander, who held the post of Chief of the South African Army.[2]

He joined the South African Army in 1962. After Officer training at the Army Gymnasium he was appointed a 2nd lieutenant in 1 Special Service Battalion. He became Officer Commanding of 1 Special Service Battalion in 1976. He also commanded School of Armour.

He was promoted to Brigadier and OC OFS Command. He was later promoted to Major general and OC Eastern Transvaal Command

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hattingh Pretorius
Chief of the South African Army
1995 – 1998
Succeeded by
Gilbert Ramano

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