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Royal Brunei Navy Commander

The present Commander of Royal Brunei Navy, First Admiral Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi Bin Pg Haji Muhammad, PSPNB, PJG (Tent), AFDC, MSc, psc, pwo, joined the Royal Brunei Armed Forces in September 1987 and graduated as midshipman in 1989 from Britannia Royal Naval College in United Kingdom.

FAdm Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi was promoted to Colonel (L) in November 2012 and appointed as Deputy Commander of Royal Brunei Navy in the same year, a post which he held until 6 March 2015 before taking the chair of his current appointment as the Commander of Royal Brunei Navy on 13 March 2015.

By the consent of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, he was promoted to First Admiral on the 29 May 2015. On the 15 August 2015, His Majesty bestowed the Darjah Pahlawan Negara Brunei Yang Amat Perkasa (The Most Gallant Order of Pahlawan Negara Brunei) First Class (PSPNB) with the title 'Dato Seri Pahlawan' to First Admiral Pg Norazmi.


On 10 October 2017, FAdm Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi was conferred with Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) - or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) and presented by Defence Minister of the Republic of Singapore Ng Eng Hen.

A specialist in Above Water Warfare, his experience at sea includes a variety of command appointments such as Commanding Officer of Missile Gunboats and Executive Officer of Offshore Patrol Vessels.  His staff experiences reflect a mix of both naval and operational levels in fields such as Military Assistant to Deputy Minister of Defence, Director of Defence Force Capability Development, he once became the Aide-De-Camp to His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam in 2009 and after that he Commanded the Royal Brunei Navy Fleet for 2 years.

FAdm Pg Dato Seri Pahlawan Norazmi is a graduate of Malaysia Armed Forces Defense College with a Master of Social Science (Defence Studies), awarded at The National University of Malaysia in 2011. Throughout his career, he has undergone various courses locally and abroad such as International Sub Lieutenant, International Long Navigation, and International Principal Warfare Officer in United Kingdom. He successfully completed Royal New Zealand Air Force Junior Staff Course in 1996 and attended Naval Staff Course in Naval War College USA in 2003 and further attended the Senior Executives in National and International security at Harvard Kennedy School, in December 2014.

He is married to Pg Datin Noralam bte Pg Haji Kahar and blessed with four sons and two daughters. He loves playing golf, mountain biking and jogging.