Commander Royal Brunei Armed Forces
D.P.K.T, S.M.B, P.J.K, BSc (Hons), Fellow of ACDSS, MA, psc
Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan joined the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) and commissioned as Lieutenant on 19 September 1988. During his service, he had held numerous staff and command appointments such as Head of Research Wing and Staff Officer Grade 1 at Defence Minister’s Office and Directorate of Strategic Planning Ministry of Defence, Second in Command and Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion, Royal Brunei Land Force (RBLF), Commandant Training Institute Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Commander RBLF before he was appointed as the Commander RBAF on 31 December 2009. Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan led the first Brunei’s International Monitoring Team in the Republic of the Philippines from 2004 until 2005 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of the RBAF Defence Academy in September 2008.
Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Arts Degree in Military Studies. He had attended various professional and career courses which include the International United Nations Military Observer and Staff Officer Course, the Battalion Tactics Course, the Joint Staff Course in United Kingdom and the Australian Centre for Defence & Strategic Studies where he was awarded the fellowship of ACDSS.
In recognition to his outstanding achievements, valuable efforts and contributions, Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan was conferred with various Decorations and Awards. He was awarded the Most Honorable Order of the Crown of Brunei (S.M.B. - 3rd Class) in 2003 and the Meritorious Service Medal (P.J.K.) in 2007. He was also awarded the Combat Commander’s Badge from the Republic of Philippines in 2005. On 9 June 2010, he was conferred with Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Meritorious Service Medal (Military) or Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera). On the occasion of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah 64th Birthday on 15 July 2010, His Majesty bestowed him with "The Most Exalted Order of Paduka Keberanian Laila Terbilang Yang Amat Gemilang, First Class (D.P.K.T)" thus carrying the title "Dato Paduka Seri". He was also awarded the "Yudha Dharma Utama" medal from the government of the Republic Indonesia on 22 August 2011. On 4 October 2011, he was bestowed the "Panglima Gagah Angkatan Tentera (PGAT) Kehormat" from the Government of Malaysia. On 12 April 2012, he was conferred Singapore's highest military award, the Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang (Tentera) Distinguished Service Order (Military) by the government of Republic of Singapore. On 17 December 2012 he was conferred with the prestigious decoration of The Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand by the Government of Thailand.
Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan was born on 23 July 1966. He is married to Datin Nurhayana Janis binti Abdullah and is blessed with three children.