Military Capabilities

Jordan retires royals as part of wider military restructuring

29 December 2017

Jordan’s military is being restructured to replace members of the royal family that hold senior positions with professional service personnel.

The commander-in-chief of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF), King Abdullah II, announced on 26 December that three senior ranking princes are to retire as part of a wider effort to professionalise the country’s military.

Major General Prince Feisal bin al-Hussein and Maj Gen Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, both brothers of the king, as well as his cousin Maj Gen Prince Talal bin Mohammed have been retired after nearly two decades of service in senior positions within the JAF. Other less senior ranking royals will retain their positions within the JAF.

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