LIEUTENANT COLONEL (U) MOHD ANWAR SHAH BIN NAPIAH
Lieutenant Colonel (U) Mohd Anwar Shah bin Napiah was appointed as the Commanding Officer No. 3 Wing on 12 June 2023. He joined the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in September 2003 after graduating from Universiti Brunei Darussalam with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Degree. He was then commissioned as a Lieutenant in July 2005 after his Initial Officer Training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, United Kingdom. His early career started with No. 3 Squadron, Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) for Basic Flying Training and Basic Helicopter Training and completed his training in July 2008. He joined No 1 Squadron, Operations Wing where he did his operational flying on the Bell 212 helicopter.
Lieutenant Colonel (U) Mohd Anwar Shah's military education includes completing his RBAF Junior Staff Course in 2009 and received a postgraduate diploma in International Security from Massey University, New Zealand during his RBAF Command and Staff Course in 2018. Upon completion, he was selected as one of the first recipients of the inaugural OBOE Endeavour Award, an Academic Excellence Program from the Australian Government, awarded to RBAF Officers who have graduated with outstanding results during the Command and Staff Course.
During his career, he has held several staff appointments in the RBAF, amongst them Staff Officer Grade 2 Capability Development Cell, RBAirF in 2014, Staff Officer Grade 2 Operations and Planning at RBAirF Headquarters in 2016, Staff Officer Grade 2 and Staff Officer Grade 1 Force Capability Development (Air) at the Directorate of Force Capability Development, Ministry of Defence from 2018 to 2021 and Staff Officer Grade 1 J3 Air at Joint Force Headquarters, RBAF from November 2021.
He is married to Dk Noorul Hariaini binti Pg Hj Abd Rahim and blessed with two sons and a daughter. He loves travelling and playing football.