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LIEUTENANT COLONEL (U) DON GIOVANNI BIN ABDUL RAHMAN

Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni bin Abdul Rahman was born on 7 June 1977 and began to serve with the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) on 24 Jan 2000. He was commissioned as Lieutenant on 29 Nov 2001 after completing the 192nd Initial Officer Training course at RAF Cranwell, United Kingdom.

Throughout his career, Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni has held various appointments including Staff Officer Grade 3 for Personnel and Administration at RBAirF HQ (2004), Staff Officer Grade 3 for Training (Air) at the Directorate of Training, MINDEF (2006), Second In Command at the Admin Wing, RBAirF in 2007, Project Officer for the establishment of the RBAF Officer Cadet School (OCS) and eventually holding an instructor post as Wing Commander at OCS in 2008. Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni held the post of Supervising Officer for Doctrine at the RBAF Inspectorate Unit in 2011 before holding the post of Staff Officer Grade 1 Inspectorate (Operations) in 2016. He has held his current post of Commanding Officer for No. 6 Wing, RBAirF since Dec 2019.

Throughout his service, Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni had the opportunity to attend various courses and studies both locally and abroad. Among the training that he attended were the International Conference on Engineering and Technology (Brunei) in 2005, 130th Basic Manpower Course, Singapore in 2006, the RAF Training Officers Course at RAF Halton, United Kingdom in 2007 and the Critical Incident Stress Management And Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Course in 2015.

He also attended various Occupational Health and Safety courses including IOSH Managing Safely in 2011, the Masters in Science of Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2012, Process Management And Incident Investigation And Reporting in 2013, the Safety Management System Audit Course in 2014 as well as the Safety and Damage Control Course in 2015.

Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni was bestowed the Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia Fourth Class (P.S.B.) in 2017.

Lieutenant Colonel (U) Don Giovanni is married to Farah Lisa binti Farid and is blessed with a son and two daughters. His hobbies include reading and golf.