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Jordanian Armed Forces
The JORDANIAN ARMED FORCES (القوات المسلحة الأردنية), also referred to as the ARAB ARMY (الجيش العربي), are the military forces of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan
. They consist of the ground forces , air force , and navy and is under the direct control of the King of Jordan
King of Jordan
who is the Commander-in-Chief . The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat , who is also the King's military adviser. The first organized army in Jordan
Jordan
was established on 22 October 1920, and was named the "Mobile Force". At the time it only had 150 men in its ranks. On its third anniversary in 1923, the force was renamed the Arab Legion , consisting of 1,000 men. By the time Jordan became an independent state in 1946, the Arab Legion numbered some 8,000 soldiers in 3 mechanized regiments. In 1956, King Hussein dismissed all British generals and changed the name of the Legion into the "Jordanian Arab Army" in what became known as the Arabization of the Jordanian Army command . The army fought in several wars and battles, mostly against Israel
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Royal Jordanian Army
The ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY (Arabic: القوّات البرية الاردنيّة, "Jordanian Ground Forces") is part of the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). It draws its origins from units such as the Arab Legion
Arab Legion
, formed in the British Mandate of Transjordan in the 1920s. It has seen combat against Israel in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973. The Army
Army
also fought the Syrians and the PLO during Black September in 1970
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Royal Jordanian Air Force
The ROYAL JORDANIAN AIR FORCE (RJAF; Arabic : سلاح الجو الملكي الأردني, transliterated _Silāḥ ul-Jawu al-Malakī ’al-Urdunī_) is the air force branch of the Jordanian Armed Forces . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early days * 1.2 1960s * 1.3 1970s * 1.4 1980s * 1.5 1991 Persian Gulf War and the 1990s * 1.6 Modern era * 1.7 Operations in Syria 2014–2015 * 2 Mission * 3 Organization * 3.1 Squadrons * 3.2 Royal Jordanian Air Defence * 4 Aircraft * 5 Aircraft * 5.1 Current inventory * 5.2 Retired aircraft * 5.3 Retired aircraft * 6 Personnel * 6.1 Commanders * 6.2 Notable persons * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYEARLY DAYS A de havilland Vampire FB.6 illustrating the markings of the Royal Jordanian Air Force Jordan gained independence in 1946, but its first air bases had been set up in 1931 by the Royal Air Force . By 1950, Jordan began to develop a small air arm which came to be known as the ARAB LEGION AIR FORCE (ALAF). The Royal Air Force assisted in training this small air arm and provided equipment. The ALAF's primary fighter was the de Havilland Vampire and a Vickers VC.1 Viking was operated as a VIP aircraft for use by the King of Jordan
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Royal Jordanian Navy
The ROYAL JORDANIAN NAVY is the Naval entity of the Jordanian Armed Forces . As Jordan is landlocked except at its southern extremity, with only 26 kilometres (16 mi) of shoreline along the Gulf of Aqaba providing access to the Red Sea
Red Sea
, its Naval Force comprises 27 patrol boats, and has a total complement of more than 700 excluding 77th Marines Reconnaissance Battalion. The Naval Force is under the command of the army. The Royal Coast Guard was established at Aqaba
Aqaba
in 1951, with its headquarters moving to the Dead Sea
Dead Sea
area in 1952, remaining there until 1967. The Royal Coast Guard was renamed the Royal Naval Force
Royal Naval Force
on 13 November 1991. As of July 2016 the Commander of the Navy is Brigadier General Ibrahim Salman Al-Naimat. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Royal Naval Units * 3 Patrol boats * 4 Special
Special
Maritime Forces * 5 Naval infrastructure * 6 References HISTORYThe Royal Naval Force
Royal Naval Force
was established in 1951 as the Royal Coast Guard. It was established in Aqaba. Its size was about that of an infantry company i.e.,circa 200 men. In 1952, the Coast Guard Headquarters was moved to the Dead Sea
Dead Sea
area and remained there until 1967
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Amman
AMMAN (English: /ɑːˈmɑːn/ ; Arabic : عمّان‎‎ _ʻammān_ pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of Jordan , and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate . The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 sq mi). Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as \ 'Ain Ghazal . Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites , then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman. It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji . Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills (Jabal) or the valleys (Wadi) they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun. East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city
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Commander-in-chief
A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces. In the latter case, the force element is those forces within a particular region, or associated by function. As a practical term, it refers to military competencies that reside in a nation-state\'s executive leadership—either a head of state , a head of government , a minister of defence , a national cabinet , or some other collegial body. Often, a given country's commander-in-chief (if held by an official ) need not be or have been a commissioned officer or even a veteran. This follows the principle of civilian control of the military
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Abdullah II Of Jordan
HM Queen Noor Extended royal family * HRH Prince Hamzah HRH Princess Basmah * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Princess Zein * HRH Princess Noor * HRH Princess Badiya* HRH Prince Hashim HRH Princess Fahdah * HRH Princess Haalah * HRH Princess Rayet * HRH Princess Fatima * HRH Prince Hussein * HRH Princess Iman * HRH Princess Raiyah ------------------------- * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Prince Ali
Ali
HRH Princess Rym * HRH Princess Jalila * HRH Prince Abdullah-------------------------HRH Princess Muna
Princess Muna
* HRH Prince Faisal HRH Princess Zeina * HRH Princess Ayah * HRH Prince Omar *
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Chief Of Defence
The CHIEF OF DEFENCE (CHODE) is the highest ranked commissioned officer of a nation's armed forces. The term CHODE is in common use within NATO
NATO
and the European Union
European Union
as a generic term for the highest national military position within the NATO
NATO
and EU member states, rather than the actual term used for individual positions. Thus, irrespective if the formal national designation of that position is some variation on Commander-in-Chief , Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
, Supreme Commander or something else, they can all be referred to unambiguously as CHODs in NATO
NATO
and EU terminology, although other terms are sometimes also seen within NATO. Thus, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the CHOD of the United States
United States
, the Chief of the Defence Staff is the CHOD of United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, and the Chief of Defence (Forsvarssjefen) is the CHOD of Norway
Norway
. Both NATO
NATO
and EU occasionally hold CHODs meetings of the NATO Military Committee and the European Union
European Union
Military Committee respectively
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Hani Al-Mulki
HANI FAWZI AL-MULKI (also known as Hani Mulki; Arabic : هاني الملقي‎‎; Hāni Al-Mulki; born 15 October 1951) is the current Prime Minister of Jordan
Prime Minister of Jordan
, he served as interim between 29 May 2016 and 25 September 2016, until the Jordanian general election, 2016 were concluded. Previously Al-Mulki held several ministerial and diplomatic positions, and he was Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority before his designation as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II
King Abdullah II
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Honours * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEBorn in Amman
Amman
in 1951, Mulki received a bachelor's degree in production engineering in Egypt
Egypt
in 1974 and pursued his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . CAREERHe served as Jordan's ambassador to Egypt
Egypt
and as Jordan's permanent representative at the Arab League. He has held several ministerial positions; water, energy, supplies, industry and foreign affairs ministries. Mulki chaired the negotiating committee which produced the Israel- Jordan
Jordan
peace treaty between Jordan
Jordan
and Israel
Israel
in 1994
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Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff Of The Jordanian Armed Forces
The CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, previously the CHIEF OF STAFF, is the office for the head of the Jordanian Armed Forces
Jordanian Armed Forces
held by a Lieutenant general or higher ranking officers
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Lieutenant General
LIEUTENANT GENERAL, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL and similar (abbrev LT. GEN, LTG and similar) is a three-star military rank (NATO code OF-8) used in many countries. The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
, where the title of lieutenant general was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a captain general . In modern armies, lieutenant general normally ranks immediately below general and above major general ; it is equivalent to the navy rank of vice admiral , and in air forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to air marshal . A lieutenant general commands an army corps , made up of typically three army divisions , and consisting of around 60,000–70,000 soldiers (U.S.). The seeming incongruity that a lieutenant general outranks a major general (whereas a major outranks a lieutenant ) is due to the derivation of the latter rank from sergeant major general , which was also subordinate to lieutenant general. In some countries (e.g. France and Italy), the ranks of corps general or lieutenant colonel general are used instead of lieutenant general, in an attempt to solve this apparent anomaly – these ranks are often translated into English as lieutenant general. However, some countries of Latin America such as Brazil and Chile use divisional general as the equivalent of lieutenant general
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Mahmoud Freihat
Lieutenant General MAHMOUD FREIHAT (born 1960) is the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces
Jordanian Armed Forces
. Freihat was appointed to this position on 2 October 2016. REFERENCES * ^ "Freihat appointed chairman of the joint chiefs of staff". The Jordan
Jordan
Times. 2 October 2016
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List Of Countries By Number Of Military And Paramilitary Personnel
This is a LIST OF COUNTRIES BY NUMBER OF MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY PERSONNEL. It includes any government-sponsored soldiers used to further the domestic and foreign policies of their respective government. The term "country " is used in its most common use, in the sense of state which exercises sovereignty or has limited recognition
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King Abdullah Design And Development Bureau
The KING ABDULLAH II DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT BUREAU (KADDB) is a Jordanian defence company. It was established by Royal Decree on 24 August 1999 to provide an indigenous capability for the supply of scientific and technical services to the Jordanian Armed Forces
Jordanian Armed Forces
(JAF). KADDB was also created for the supply of defense and commercial equipment optimized for Middle East
Middle East
requirements. It is an independent agency within the Jordanian Armed Forces
Jordanian Armed Forces
tasked with operating according to best business practices and is financed both through the defense budget and by technology, products and services sales incomes. KADDB employs approximately 200 military and civilian personnel within its two Strategic Business Units (SBUs). The majority of its staff work in the Engineering Group located within the King Hussein Main Workshops. Headquartered in central Amman
Amman
, KADDB is organized into three divisions: the Engineering Group, the Manufacturing Group, and the Programs group
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Argentina
Coordinates : 34°S 64°W / 34°S 64°W / -34; -64 Argentine Republic _República Argentina_ (Spanish ) _ Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: * " En unión y libertad "_ * ("In Unity and Freedom") ANTHEM: * _Himno Nacional Argentino _ * ("Argentine National Anthem") * _ Sol de Mayo _ (Sun of May)