Major General Abdulla Al Hashmi

Major General Abdulla Al Hashmi

Board Member, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, UAE Ministry of Defence

Major General Abdulla Al Hashmi was born in Abu Dhabi on 31 December 1961. He joined the UAE Air Force in 1980 and completed his officer training course at Madina Base, Texas,  in 1981. He attended under pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in 1982 and completed the Mirage Conversion course in 1983. He became a Mirage OPS Pilot in 1985 and was later appointed as Mirage OPS Flight Commander in 1988.

On completion of his instructor pilot course at Randolf Air Force Base USA, he took the command of the Mirage Training Flight and Head of Air Training Section at UAE Air Force Headquarters. He became a Deputy Hawk Squadron Commander at the Air College in the UAE in 1992 and later, on his promotion to the rank of Squadron Commander in 1996, he was appointed as Head of the OPS Department. In 2001 and he was promoted again to the position of Head of the Air Force Training Department. Later, he was posted as Deputy Base Commander at Al Minhad Air Base.

In 2006, he attended the Centre of Defence and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence College, where he also completed his master’s degree in Defence and Strategic Studies. The next year, on his return to the UAE, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier and took over the Command of Safron Air Base.

In December 2008, he was appointed UAE Defence Attaché to Australia and New Zealand and, on his promotion to the rank of Major General in September 2013, he returned to the UAE and got appointed as Assistant Undersecretary for Strategic Analysis at the Ministry of Defence. In April 2017, he got appointed as Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services. Finally, in February 2020, Major General Al Hashmi retired.

Outside of his military and professional pursuits, he is married and blessed with five children. He loves poetry and is a keen soccer player and golf and ice hockey enthusiast.

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