Saudi crown prince promotes new commander of naval forces

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promoted today Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdulla Al-Ghufaili to the rank of admiral.

Admiral Al-Ghufaili was appointed as Commander of the Saudi Naval Forces on Saturday by a royal decree.


The Crown Prince wished Admiral Al-Ghufaili all the success with his entrusted new appointment.

Earlier this week, King Salman, in his capacity as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of all Armed Forces (Military Units), issued sacking and replacement orders:

First: Tenure of Admiral Abdullah bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Sultan, the Commander of the Naval Forces, is to be terminated and be retired.

Second: Vice Admiral Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili is to be promoted to the rank of admiral and be appointed as Commander of the Naval Forces.

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