KUALA LUMPUR – Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin is today formally appointed as the 16th Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).
Ahmad Kamarulzaman, who was the deputy chief of the RMN for about three years prior to his new appointment, took over from Admiral Tan Sri Dr Abdul Aziz Jaafar who stepped down today.
Ahmad Kamarulzaman, 56, started his career in RMN on Feb 24, 1977 after completing his studies at the Royal Military College in Sungai Besi, here.
With 38 years of experience, he is a graduate of the United States Naval Staff Course at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Fu Hshing Kang College, Republic of China in Political Warfare.
He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University Of Strathclyde Business School, Scotland and a Master Degree in Defence Studies and International Relations from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Ahmad Kamarulzaman has also held several important posts in the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) including Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters and Joint Forces Commander.
In addition, he had also held the post of Armada Commander based in Lumut, Perak and Sea Region 2 Commander, based in Teluk Sepanggar, Sabah.
The rank confering ceremony and handing over of duty took place at the Wisma Pertahanan Auditorium here, witnessed by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein and ATM chief Gen Tan Sri Dr Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.
Ahmad Kamarulzaman tendered his highest appreciation to the Malaysian government specifically Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (at the trust placed upon him).
“I will hold this trust placed upon me with full integrity,” he said.
Meanwhile, Vice-Admiral Datuk Anuwi Hassan, who had been serving in RMN since February 1978 was appointed Deputy Chief of RMN. – BERNAMA