The meaning of GOC
March 5, 2007 4:08 PM   Subscribe

What is a GOC?

I am reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which concerns the Nigerian revolution in the late 60s and early 70s. I am half way through the novel and am a little confused by one of the political terms. The quote is by Major Madu, one of the leaders of pre-revolution army.

"I was part of the comission that told our GOC that we should scrap it, that it was polarizing the army, that they should stop promoting Northerners who were not qualified. But our GOC said no, our British GOC."

I googled and found mentions of the term, but I didn't find an explanation of it. Anybody?
posted by rabbitsnake to Law & Government (4 answers total)
 
General Officer Commanding (source)
posted by vacapinta at 4:13 PM on March 5, 2007


General Officer Commanding?
posted by mr_roboto at 4:13 PM on March 5, 2007


I'm guessing this is it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Officer_Commanding
posted by blaneyphoto at 4:14 PM on March 5, 2007


Thank you very much!
posted by rabbitsnake at 4:18 PM on March 5, 2007


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