Jordan’s Prince Ali Retires From Army

  December 26, 2017 at 5:28 am by

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan has been officially referred for retirement from the Jordanian Armed Forces after twenty three years of military service.

The Prince published the news on his official social media accounts, along with a letter addressed to his former colleagues at the JAF, in which he thanked them and expressed his pride in the years he spent with them in military service.

Prince Ali, who turned 42 years old earlier this month, is the third son of the late King Hussein of Jordan by his third wife, Queen Alia. He joined the Jordanian Armed Forces in 1994 following his graduation from the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. In 1999, the Prince was appointed commander to his half-brother, King Abdullah II’s, Special Security Group in the Royal Guards. He held this position until 2008 when he was asked to establish and lead the Jordanian National Centre for Security and Crisis Management.

In the field of sport, the Prince currently heads both the Jordanian Football Federation as well as the West Asian Football Federation. He had previously run twice for the FIFA presidency.

Prince Ali is married to the Algerian-born journalist Rym Brahimi, daughter of UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi. The couple are currently living in Amman with their two children, Princes Jalilah (b. 2005) and Prince Abdullah (b. 2007).

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