Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Jordan)

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, previously the Chief of Staff, is the office for the head of the Jordanian Armed Forces held by a lieutenant general or higher ranking officer.[1]

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces
رئيس هيئة الأركان المشتركة للقوات المسلحة الأردنية
Incumbent
Lieutenant General Yousef Huneiti, RJAF

since 24 July 2019
Jordanian Armed Forces
Member ofJoint Chiefs of Staff
Reports toKing of Jordan
SeatAmman, Jordan
AppointerKing of Jordan
PrecursorCommander of the Arab Legion
Formation1 March 1956
First holderMajor General Radi Annab

Major general Yousef Huneiti is the current Chairman, who was appointed to this position on 24 July 2019. Huneiti is the first Jordanian Air Force commander to be appointed Chairman.[2]

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Arab Legion (1920–1956)

No. Commander of the ArmyTook officeLeft officeTime in office
1
Peake, FrederickLieutenant General
Frederick Peake
(1886–1970)
22 October 19203 May 193918 years, 193 days
2
Glubb, JohnLieutenant General
John Glubb
(1897–1986)
25 June 19391 March 195616 years, 303 days

Jordanian Armed Forces (1956–present)

No. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffTook officeLeft officeTime in office
3
Annab, RadiMajor General
Radi Annab
(1898–1980)
1 March 195624 May 195653 days
4
Nuwar, Ali AbuMajor General
Ali Abu Nuwar
(1925–1991)
24 May 195614 April 1957325 days
5
Hayari, AliMajor General
Ali Hayari
(1923–2002)
17 April 195720 April 19573 days
6
Majali, HabisField Marshal
Habis Majali
(1914–2001)
20 April 19578 October 196710 years, 167 days
7
Khammash, AmerLieutenant General
Amer Khammash
(1924–2010)
9 October 196727 October 19681 year, 18 days
8
Haditha, MashourLieutenant General
Mashour Haditha
(1928–2001)
27 October 196830 June 1969246 days
9
Nasser, SharifMajor General
Sharif Nasser
(1902–1982)
30 June 196911 June 19701 year, 346 days
(6)
Majali, HabisField Marshal
Habis Majali
(1914–2001)
11 June 197015 September 197096 days
(8)
Haditha, MashourLieutenant General
Mashour Haditha
(1928–2001)
16 September 197011 January 19765 years, 117 days
10
ibn Shaker, ZaidField Marshal
Zaid ibn Shaker
(1934–2002)
11 January 197619 December 198812 years, 343 days
11
Abu Taleb, FathiField Marshal
Fathi Abu Taleb
(1933–2016)
19 December 19885 April 19934 years, 107 days
12
Ka'abneh, Abdel HafezField Marshal
Abdel Hafez Ka'abneh
(1937–2016)
5 April 199318 July 19996 years, 104 days
13
Malkawi, MohammadGeneral
Mohammad Malkawi
(born 1943)
18 July 19995 March 20022 years, 230 days
14
Sarayra, KhaledGeneral
Khaled Sarayra
(born 1944)
5 March 200223 February 20107 years, 355 days
15
Zaben, MashalGeneral
Mashal Zaben
(born 1953)
23 February 20102 October 20166 years, 222 days
16
Freihat, MahmoudLieutenant General
Mahmoud Freihat
(born 1960)
2 October 201624 July 20193 years, 72 days
17
Huneiti, YousefMajor General
Yousef Huneiti
(born 1959)
24 July 2019Incumbent142 days

See also

References

  1. "Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Arab Army". Jordanian Armed Forces (in Arabic). Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. "Jordanian military gets new chief". Janes. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
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