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COMMANDER OF ROYAL BRUNEI ARMED FORCES
Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud was born on 9 June 1968 and began to serve with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) on 09 December 1985. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant on 20 December 1987 after completing Boy’s Wing Coy at Training Institute, Penanjong Garrison and later pursued the Officer Cadet Course in the Republic of Singapore.
Throughout his career, Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan has held various appointments as Infantry Platoon Commander, Technical Instructor at Training Institute, SO2 G1 of Royal Brunei Service Force, SO2 and Military Assistant to Commander of RBAF, as well as Senior Management Officer at the office of Strategy Management MINDEF. From 2010 until 2018, he also held the appointment as Director at the Directorate of Strategic Planning. Prior to assuming his current post as Commander of the RBAF on 31 January 2018, Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan was the 9th Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces with effect from 1 December 2014. He was also the ADC to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam from 2007 until 2009.
Throughout his service, Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan had the opportunity to attend various courses and studies within the country and abroad. Among the courses and studies that he attended were the National Diploma Engineering and Foundation Degree of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in United Kingdom in 1989, Junior Officer Management Course in 1994, Unit Security Officers in Singapore in 1994, Combat Intelligence Officer in 1995, Bachelor of Engineering in 1997, All Arms Tactics in Pulada Malaysia in 1999, Command and Staff Course in Republic of Singapore in 2000, Royal College of Defence Studies (London) in 2010 and Leaders in Development (US) in 2012.
Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan was conferred the Darjah Seri Paduka Mahkota Brunei (D.P.M.B) Yang Amat Mulia Darjah Kedua in 2012.
By the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, he was promoted to Brigadier General on 6 February 2015.
On 15 August 2015, he was bestowed the Darjah Pahlawan Negara Brunei Yang Amat Perkasa Darjah Pertama (P.S.P.N.B), which carries the title 'Dato Seri Pahlawan'.
Upon the appointment of Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Aminan as Commander Royal Brunei Armed Forces on 31 January 2018, he was presented the rank insignia of Major General, by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
On 15 July 2018, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam consented to bestow the Darjah Paduka Keberanian Laila Terbilang Yang Amat Gemilang Darjah Pertama (D.P.K.T), which brings the title 'Dato Paduka Seri'.
Major General Pengiran Dato Paduka Seri Paduka Aminan is married to Datin Hajah Rasidah binti Haji Brahim and is blessed with three daughters. His hobbies include reading, cycling, fishing and golf.