SURGEON GENERAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN MILITARY HEALTH SERVICE (SAMHS) LIEUTENANT GENERAL  A. P. SEDIBE, DMG, MMS, MMB, OStJ

Lt Gen Aubrey Phegelelo Sedibe was born in Alexandra Township in 1957. He grew up in Diepkloof, Soweto where he attended school from lower primary school up to Form III (1964-1974). He completed his matric at Orlando West High School (1975-1976). Due to the student uprising of 1976 Lt Gen Sedibe was forced to skip the borders of South Africa to join MK in exile.

He completed his military training from 1977 to 1979 in Mozambique, Angola and the Soviet Union. In July 1979, he survived an ambush in Quibaxe Angola, where he received medical treatment until 1981, he was later sent to Germany for further treatment and medical studies.

He studied in Germany for one year, and completed his studies in Laboratory Diagnostics (1982-1985), and received a bursary to study medicine after being honoured with a Humboldt University Award. The General completed his MBChB and internship in 1993. He finally returned back to South Africa in 1994 to join the SA Military Health Service. He worked as a Medical Officer at 1 Military Hospital (1995-1998) in the Urology and Surgery Department.

He completed all the military courses (Formative Training to ENSP) from 1995-2000. He became the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 1 Military Hospital from 2001-2005. He was laterally transferred to Directorate Physical Training Sport and Recreation from 2005 to 2010. He was GOC Area Military Health Formation HQ from November 2010 to October 2011. On the 1st November 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and currently holds the position of Chief Director MH Force Preparation. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and  appointed as the Surgeon General of the South African Military Health Service as of the 1st of April 2013.