JOINT FORCE COMMANDER
Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Mohd
Sharif bin Dato Paduka Haji Ibrahim joined the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF)
in February 1993 and was later commissioned in February 1994 after completing
Initial Officer Training at the Royal Air Force (RAF) College, Cranwell in the
United Kingdom. He later became one of the first few qualified pilots on the
CASA CN235 after completing basic flying training with the Royal Brunei Air
Force (RBAirF) and
multi-engine flying training at RAF Cranwell. In 1999 he completed the Flying
Instructor’s Course with the Republic of Singapore Air Force and returned to
instruct on the CASA CN235 and the Pilatus PC7 MkII.
Career highlights include being the first
Commanding Officer of the Officer Cadet School (OCS), Defence
Manager at the Centre of Science and Technology Research and Development
(CSTRAD) and as the RBAF’s first Defence
Attaché in Washington D.C., USA. On return to Brunei he took up the post of
Commander Operations Group, RBAirF and later Deputy Commander of RBAirF.
Prior to taking up his current post in April 2019, he served as the Director of
Intelligence, Ministry of Defence.
Staff training has included the Royal New
Zealand Air Force Junior Staff Course in 2001, the Joint Services Command and
Staff College, Shrivenham, UK in 2008, the National Defence
College in New Delhi, India in 2014 and the Higher Defence
Course in Spain in 2016. During his time in Shrivenham and New Delhi, he took
the opportunity to complete an MA in Defence
Studies from King’s College London and an MPhil in Defence and
Strategic Studies from Madras University respectively.
He is married to Datin Noraidah binti Haji
Ibrahim and they have two sons. He enjoys keeping fit by cycling and