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Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces

Directorate of Public Security Force

(1953)

Kuwait
Kuwait
Army

(1954-1963)

Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces

(1963-1980)

Rank Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces

Commands held

1st Deputy Commander of the Kuwait Army
Kuwait Army
(1954) Founder and Patron of Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade (1960) 1st Chief of the General Staff of Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces (1963)

Battles/wars

Operation Vantage
Operation Vantage
(1961) Six Day War
Six Day War
(1967) War of Attrition
War of Attrition
(1967-1970) 1973 Samita border skirmish 1973 October War

Awards Arab
Arab
and non- Arab
Arab
Military awards and decorations

Sheikh
Sheikh
Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1934–1987) (Arabic: الشيخ مبارك عبد الله الجابر الصباح ‎) was a member of the House of Sabah
House of Sabah
and one of the first Kuwaitis to attain the military rank of lieutenant general. He was one of the first Kuwaitis to be commissioned as an officer by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, and the first Kuwaiti to receive an Amiri Decree for appointment as Chief of the General Staff (in March 1963, before the age of 30). Mubarak initiated joint training of Kuwait Armed Forces and United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces
in 1977 and, the following year, was the first military officer to establish conscription.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Military career

2.1 Directorate of Public Security Force and Kuwait
Kuwait
Army 2.2 Kuwait
Kuwait
25th Commando
Commando
Brigade 2.3 Operation Vantage 2.4 Six-Day War 2.5 1973 Samita border skirmish
1973 Samita border skirmish
and October War 2.6 Joint drills of Kuwaiti and United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces
(1977) 2.7 Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces (1979)

3 Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College 4 Honours and awards

4.1 Kuwait
Kuwait
National Honours 4.2 Arab
Arab
and Non- Arab
Arab
Honours

5 See also 6 References

Early life[edit] Mubarak was the son of Sheikh
Sheikh
Abdullah bin Jaber Abdullah II Al-Sabah (1899-1996);[1][2] the first Minister of Education of Kuwait[3][4] and Sheikha Munira bint Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
(b. 1911 in Kuwait
Kuwait
City), eldest daughter of Sheikh
Sheikh
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.[5] Military career[edit] Directorate of Public Security Force and Kuwait
Kuwait
Army[edit] Mubarak joined the Directorate of Public Security Force as a Lieutenant
Lieutenant
during the period in which the directorate included the partnership of the Kuwait Army
Kuwait Army
and split in 1953. The next year, he was appointed as the first deputy commander of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Army. Kuwait
Kuwait
25th Commando
Commando
Brigade[edit] In 1960, Mubarak founded the Kuwait
Kuwait
25th Commando
Commando
Brigade, the first designated principle Commando
Commando
mission initiative of Kuwait
Kuwait
prior to the forming of the first Government of Kuwait. Operation Vantage[edit] During Operation Vantage
Operation Vantage
(1961), a plan for the defense of Kuwait, Brigadier General
Brigadier General
Mubarak and Colonel
Colonel
Saleh Mohammed Al-Sabah commanded the Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade and the Kuwait
Kuwait
6th Mechanized Brigade. Following the crisis, Brigadier General
Brigadier General
Sheikh
Sheikh
Mubarak debated with the HM's British Armed Forces
British Armed Forces
on different deterrent strategies to protect Kuwait. A team of British military experts assisted him in organizing the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces, liaising with the British Armed Forces for training. Mubarak acted as commander of the newly formed Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces for two years. Later he was promoted to Major General and designated Kuwait's first Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces in March 1963, reporting for the first time to a minister following the formation of the first cabinet on 17 January 1962. Six-Day War[edit] In June 1967, the leadership of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces; from the principle of Arab
Arab
solidarity; participated in the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
with several Arab
Arab
countries (Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria
Syria
and Jordan) against the State of Israel. On the request of minister Sheikh
Sheikh
Saad Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Mubarak (now a Major General) along with his deputy Chief of the General Staff Brigadier General
Brigadier General
Sheikh
Sheikh
Saleh, as acting lead combat commander, assembled an elite task force from various combat units, designated the "Yarmouk Brigade". Accounting for a third of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces, it deployed to the Egyptian front on May 29, 1967. On the morning of June 5, 1967, the Yarmouk Brigade came under fire, forcing its dispersal. The brigade, intact, regrouped and remained at the Egyptian front from 1968 to 1972 during the War of Attrition between the State of Israel
State of Israel
and Egypt
Egypt
that started unofficially a week later. 1973 Samita border skirmish
1973 Samita border skirmish
and October War[edit] Ongoing Kuwaiti border disputes with Iraq
Iraq
since Operation Vantage
Operation Vantage
left the majority of the military of Kuwait
Kuwait
on alert, deployed all around the Kuwaiti desert. In 1973 the Government of Kuwait; mainly minister Sheikh
Sheikh
Saad Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah under the guidance of the Emir of Kuwait; asked Major General
Major General
Mubarak to assemble a task force to militarily aid the Arab
Arab
armies deployed on the Syrian front; similarly out of the same principle redeployment of the Yarmouk Brigade engaged on the Egyptian Front in 1973.[6] Taking into account the previous 1967, (1968-1972) and current deployment of the Yarmouk brigade on the Egyptian front, he and his deputy assembled a stronger striking force which was designated the Al Jahra Force, which consisted of infantry units, special forces, tanks, artillery, air defense systems and armored brigades. This force was assembled in the Kuwait
Kuwait
25th Commando Brigade and deployed to Syria
Syria
in two parts on 15 October 1973 with an air component and the majority of the force by land on 20 October. The force gathered in Damascus, and was initially in charge of protecting the capital. The Al Jahra Force
Al Jahra Force
later supported the Syrian and Egyptian armed forces on the Egyptian and Syrian front of the war in October 1973 between Arab
Arab
forces and the State of Israel
State of Israel
known as the Yom Kippur War or October War.[7] Mubarak, Saleh and the acting lead combat commander of the Al-Jahra force, led these Kuwaiti forces, in alliance with Iraqi Armed Forces, while at the same time battle-readying the remainder of the Military of Kuwait
Military of Kuwait
on the Kuwaiti borders due to the "Sanita" border skirmish. Joint drills of Kuwaiti and United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces
(1977)[edit] In 1977, Mubarak Al-Abdullah initiated the first joint drills of the Kuwaiti and United States
United States
Armed Forces. Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces (1979)[edit] In 1979, Mubarak was promoted to be the first Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
of the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces. He retired from the military the next year, the first officer to retire from the Kuwait
Kuwait
Armed Forces. Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College[edit] The Command and Staff College was established in 1995, and named the Mubarak al-Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College (MAJCSC) in memory of Mubarak al-Abdullah in 1997.[8] Honours and awards[edit] Kuwait
Kuwait
National Honours[edit]

:

Arab
Arab
and Non- Arab
Arab
Honours[edit]

:

Neck Order of the U.S. Legion of Merit, 1977 See also[edit]

Biography portal Royalty portal Kuwait
Kuwait
portal

Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah House of Sabah List of emirs of Kuwait

References[edit]

^ Royal Ark ^ [1] Kuwait
Kuwait
National Guard Archives, Sheikh
Sheikh
Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and Sheikh
Sheikh
Abdullah Jaber Abdullah II Al-Sabah with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; Retrieved March 4th, 2015 ^ Cavalry
Cavalry
Commander in the Military of Kuwait
Military of Kuwait
and Council Founder of various Ministerial premierships constituents well prior to the founding of the Government, Chief Justice
Justice
of the Courts (1928 - 1962), Chief of the Municipality (1932 - 1938), First Educational Council (1936), Islamic
Islamic
Awqaf Department (1948-1962), Orphans Department (1949-1962), Constituent Assembly member formulation of the Constitution of Kuwait
Kuwait
of the State of Kuwait : including First Minister of Education (1962-1965), Justice
Justice
Minister (1964) by delegation, and Minister of Commerce & Industry (1965-1971), as well as other senior premiership advisory roles. ^ "His Highness the Emir sponsors Sheikh
Sheikh
Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah UNESCO ceremony". www.kuna.net.kw. Kuwait
Kuwait
News Agency. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.  ^ Royal Ark ^ بالصور والفيديو.. ماذا قدم العرب لمصر في حرب أكتوبر (in Arabic). Retrieved 15 January 2015.  ^ Al Jazeera: The War in October ^ MAJCSC Web site,

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