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Military drill conducted by the 61st Royal Raiders Battalion (Jordanian Armed Forces)

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  1. Saif al-Arab

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    Military drill conducted by the 61st Royal Raiders Battalion this week with the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan (Supreme Commander of the Jordanian Armed Forces):

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    The previous week:

    His Majesty King Abdullah II attends the Flag Parade and presents the Great Arab Revolt Flag to the 39th Jafar bin Abi Talib Battalion

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    They replaced PASGT kevlar with ops-core helmets
     
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    I rather like the ops-core helmets. A little ill-fitted for some soldiers but a wonderful choice.
     
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    The King is just too cool of a cat. Is he a trained medical technician? Nice scissors and bandaide kit next to the M4 mags! :-)
     
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  6. Saif al-Arab

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    "Within training as an officer in the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, the King joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom in 1980. His Majesty was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after completing military education there. The King was then appointed as commander of a scouting company in the 13/18 battalion of the British Royal Hussars. In 1982, His Majesty completed a one-year special studies course on the Middle East at Oxford University.

    Upon return to Jordan, King Abdullah II enlisted in the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Armywith the rank of first lieutenant; and then served as a platoon commander and assistant commander of a company in the 40th Armoured Brigade. In 1985, His Majesty attended an advanced armour course in Fort Knox, Kentucky in the United States.

    In 1986, the King became commander of a tank company, with the rank of Captain in the 91st Armoured Brigade of the Armed Forces. His Majesty also served in the anti-tank helicopter wing in the Royal Jordanian Air Force, after obtaining qualification as a paratrooper in military freefall and as a Cobra Attack Helicopter pilot.

    His Majesty served as assistant commander of a company in the 17th Royal Tank Battalion, and was later promoted to the rank of Major. King Abdullah II also attended a staff course at the Staff College, Camberley in the UK.

    In the period 1991-1992, the King represented the Armoured Corp at the Office of the Inspector General of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. His Majesty also led the Second Royal Armoured Battalion; and in 1993 was promoted to Colonel, taking over as Commander of the 40th Armoured Brigade. King Abdullah II later became Assistant Commander of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces, before taking over as Commander with the rank of Brigadier General. In 1996, the King restructured the Special Forces in 1996 to form elite units and create the Special Forces Command. His Majesty was promoted to Major General in 1998; and in June and July of the same year, attended a course on administering defence resources in the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California."​

    I quoted the relevant passages.;)

    https://kingabdullah.jo/en/page/profile
     
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    Jordan seriously needs to focus on increasing its Air Force massively it needs much bigger Air Force
     
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    We are here (KSA - UAE). ;)
     
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  10. Saif al-Arab

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    Egypt as well bro.;)

    Check the other thread. The notification.
     
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