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DEPUTY COMMANDANT

DEFENCE ACADEMY 

ROYAL BRUNEI ARMED FORCES


Lieutenant Colonel (U) Azmie Iskandar bin Ariffin enlisted in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces on 12 July 1996 and was commissioned as Royal Brunei Air Force Officer in 1997 after completing the Initial Officer Training Course at the Royal Air Force College in Cranwell, United Kingdom.

In 1998, he began his basic pilot training at No 3 Squadron/Flying Training School, Royal Brunei Air Force and became a fully-fledged Bolkow 105 helicopter pilot at No.2 Squadron in 2000.  In 2004, he was awarded as a certified Maintenance Check Flight pilot on Bolkow 105 helicopter by Eurocopter Flight Test Instructor. He then underwent for the Helicopter Instructor's Course at No 124 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Air Force in 2005 and graduated as a Qualified Helicopter Instructor (QHI).

He has held several positions starting with Flight Commander Training, Flight Commander Operations, Officer Commanding No. 2 Squadron, Officer Commanding No. 63 Sqn Flying Training School, Light Observation Helicopter Standard and Evaluation Officer, Staff Officer Grade 2 Training, Royal Brunei Air Force Headquarters and Staff Officer Grade 1 Operations (Air), Joint Force Headquarters.  From 2018 to 2020, he served as the 4th Defence Attaché to the People's Republic of China and non-resident Defence Attaché to the Democratic Peoples of Republic Korea. With effect from 15 February 2021, he assumed his current position as the Deputy Commandant of the Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

In 2012, he attended the 2nd Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course and in 2016, he attended the 13th Executive Development Programme with Liew Kuan Yew School of Public Policy for Senior Government Officials.

In 2011, Lieutenant Colonel (U) Azmie Iskandar was bestowed by His Majesty the Sultan Dan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam with The Most Blessed Order of Setia Negara Brunei 4th Class (P.S.B.) and in 2014, he received the Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) Medal.  In recognition of his efforts and achievements in strengthening defence diplomacy between Brunei Darussalam and the People's Republic of China, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal by the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China.

Lieutenant Colonel (U) Azmie Iskandar is married to Ismawati binti Pehin Bendahari Haji Abu Bakar and blessed with three children. He enjoys outdoor activities, workouts, reading, fishing and spending quality time with his family.