Saudi Arabia Reshuffles Top Military Chiefs

28.02.2018 KSA
Saudi Arabia Reshuffles Top Military Chiefs

Saudi Arabia Reshuffles Top Military Chiefs

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The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that based on recommendations of the Saudi Minister of Defense PrinceMohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (photo), the following Royal Order was issued in Riyadh:

 

  • First, terminated the service of General Staff Abdulrahman bin Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Bunyan as Chief of General Staff, and retired him.

 

  • Second, promoted Lieutenant General Staff Fayyadh bin Hamid bin Ragad Al-Rwaili, the Deputy Chief of General Staff to the rank of General Staff and appointed him as Chief of General Staff.

 

  • Third, terminated the service of Lieutenant General Staff Mohammed bin Awadh bin Mansour Suhaim, Commander of the Air Defense Forces and retired him.

 

  • Fourth, relieved Lieutenant General Staff Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, of his post as Commander of Land Forces and appointed him as Commander of the joint forces in the rank of Lieutenant General Staff.

 

  • Fifth, promoted Major General Staff Mutlaq bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Ezaime’a to the rank of Lieutenant General Staff and appointed him as Deputy Chief of General Staff.

 

  • Sixth, promoted Major General Staff Jarallah bin Mohammed bin Jarallah Al-Elwait to the rank of Lieutenant General Staff and appointed him as Commander of the Strategic Missiles Force.

 

  • Seventh, promoted Major General Staff Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Mitair to the rank of Lieutenant General Staff and appointed him as Commander of the Land Forces.

 

  • Eighth, promoted Major General Staff Mazyad bin Sulaiman bin Mazyad Al-Amro to the rank of Lieutenant General Staff and appointed him as Commander of Air Defense Forces.

 

  • Ninth, promoted Major General Staff (pilot) Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the rank of Lieutenant General Staff and appointed him as Commander of Air Forces.

 

  • Tenth, The Minister of Defense is to implement this royal order.

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