FaceOf: Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

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Fri, 2018-09-14 22:13

Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili is the commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. 

On Thursday in New York, Al-Ghufaili launched the first MH-60R navel multi-role helicopter aircraft, which operates on board the fleet’s ships and naval bases.

Al-Ghufaili said that the aircraft, equipped with the latest military technology, was characterized by the advanced combat capabilities of surface and sub-surface battle systems, enhancing the performance of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces to meet all challenges and threats in the region.

Al-Ghufaili holds a bachelor’s degree in marine and military sciences, as well as a master’s in national security strategy. He completed numerous courses including the foundational course for executive officers, intelligence officers and sessions on chief operations.

In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Navy and then served as commander of the Eastern Fleet for several years.

He was the head of the anti-submarine division; he also served as head of operations, head of intelligence, commander of ships and fleets, as a military adviser and became commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces in November 2017.

Al-Ghufaili has participated in a number of important events in the Kingdom, including the launch in April 2017 of the second edition of the Maritime Festival, in recognition of the Kingdom’s appreciation of the role of its soldiers and navy heroes.

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