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Commander of the Royal Air Force
Incumbent
Lieutenant general Turki bin Bandar

since 26 February 2018
 Royal Saudi Air Force
Member of Joint Chiefs of Staff
Reports to Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Term length No fixed length
Website Official website

The Commander of Royal Air Force, is the top most authority in the Royal Saudi Air Force.

Commanders[edit | edit source]

Air Force Director
  1. Captain Abdullah al-Mandili
  2. Major Rashid al-Saleh
  3. Major General Ibrahim al-Tassan (1950–1963)
Commander of the Air Force
  1. Lieutenant General ar (Asaad Abdel Aziz Al - Zuhair) z(1963–1966)
  2. Major General Hashim bin Said Hashim (1966–1972)
Commander of the Saudi Royal Air Force
  1. Lieutenant General ar (Asaad Abdel Aziz Al - Zuhair) v(1972–1979)
  2. Lt. Gen. Mohammed Sabri Suleiman (1980–1984)
  3. Lt. Gen. Abdullah bin AbdulAziz al-Hamdan (1984–1987)
  4. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Ibrahim Behery (1987 – March 1996)
  5. Lt. Gen. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammad Al-Henadi (March 1996 – 4 April 2004)
  6. Lt. Gen. Prince Abdulrahman Al-Faisal (4 April 2004 – 16 June 2010)[1]
  7. Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Ayesh (16 June 2010 – 10 May 2013)[2][citation needed]
  8. Lt. Gen. Fayyadh Al Ruwaili (10 May 2013 – 14 May 2014)[2][3]
  9. Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al Shaalan (14 May 2014 – 10 June 2015)[4]
  10. Major Gen. Mohammed al-Otaibi (10 June 2015 – 26 February 2018)[5][6][7]
  11. Lt. Gen. Prince Turki bin Bandar (26 February 2018 – present)[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "King Fahd appoints Commander of Air Force – SAMIRAD (Saudi Arabia Market Information Resource)". Saudinf.com. 5 April 2004. http://www.saudinf.com/main/y7030.htm. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mystery surrounds death of Saudi chief of staff Archived 3 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. Arabian Aerospace. Published 25 June 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. Saudi Lt-General Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili, new RSAF Commander Archived 10 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine.. Tactical Report. Published 13 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  4. "Saudi Lt-General Mohammad Al-Shaalan, new RSAF Commander". Tacticalreport.com. https://www.tacticalreport.com/view_news/Saudi-Lt-General-Mohammad-Al-Shaalan-new-RSAF-Commander/4006. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  5. Boeing F15-SA Fighter Jet Joins Royal Saudi Air Force Fleet Archived 28 January 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. Defense World. Published 25 January 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 O'Connor, Tom (26 February 2018). Saudi Arabia Changes Government Up, Switching Top Military Leader Amid Yemen War Struggle Archived 27 February 2018 at the Wayback Machine.. Newsweek. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. Saudi Major-General Al-Ghamdi, Acting RSAF Commander Archived 22 May 2017 at the Wayback Machine.. Published 24 June 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2017.

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