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Royal Brunei Land Force Commander

Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed bin Awang Haji Lampoh, P.S.B, MSc, MPAT, psc attended his Recruit training on 5th February 1990 and graduated as an Officer Cadet on 19 June 1991 from the Officer Cadet School, Waiouru, New Zealand.

Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed, held various Command appointments from Infantry Platoon Commander, 2Bn Royal Brunei land Forces (RBLF) to Commanding Officer, 2Bn RBLF and also several instructor post from Intake Commander at Recruit Company to Chief instructors at Training Center Royal Brunei Armed Forces which later known as Training Institute Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

Other than Command and Instructors appointment, Brigadier General Khairul Hamed also held several staff appointment; from Adjutan of 3Bn RBLF to Chief of Staff, Joint Force Head Quarters (COS JFHQ) and later appointed as COS RBLF after his promotion to Colonel in 2015.

With his experience both in command, staff and instructor skills, he later appointed as Commandant of TI RBAF before he took the command as the Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces (RBLF) with effect from 31 January 2018. Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed is the 10th Commander of the Royal Brunei Land Forces.

Throughout his service, Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed had the opportunity to attend various courses and studies within the country and abroad. Among courses and studies that he attended was Jungle Warfare Long Range Patrol Course in Training Team Brunei in Seria (1991), Platoon Commander Course in Pulada Malaysia (1992), Staff Duty Course in Port Dickson Malaysia (1997), Advanced Infantry Officer Course and Company Tactic Course in Singapore (2000), Army Advance Tactics Course in Malaysia (2001), Advanced Military Technology in Singapore (2004) and Singapore Command and Staff College (2005). Colonel Awang Khairul Hamed is a Graduate of Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College with Masters of Social Science (MSc) in Defence Studies, awarded at The National University of Malaysia (2014).

In 2012, Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed was awarded The Most Honourable Order of Setia Negara Brunei (P.S.B. – Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia Darjah Keempat) from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Brigadier General Awang Khairul Hamed is married to Mazlin binti Osman and blessed with three sons and three daughters. During his free time, he loves playing golf and travelling.