King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a royal order promoting Lieutenant General Mutlaq bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Azima, Deputy Chief of General Staff, to the rank of General.
The decree also promoted Lt General Al-Azimi from Acting Commander to Commander of the Joint Forces, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Lieutenant General Mutlaq Al-Azima obtained a bachelor degree in Military Science, Armored Vehicles, from King Abdulaziz Military College, a master degree in Military Science from the Command and Staff College of the Armed Forces in Saudi Arabia, then a fellowship of the College of War of Nasser Higher Military Academy.
He was a member of the intelligence unit in the Royal Saudi Land Forces during the liberation of Kuwait.
He was the Commander of the Peninsula Shield forces of countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. He was also appointed as a Military Advisor at the Ministry of Defense.
On 26 February2018, a royal order was issued to promote him to the rank of Lieutenant General and appoint him as Deputy Chief of the General Staff.
On Tuesday 01 September, 2020, a royal order was issued to appoint him as Acting Commander of the Joint Forces.
In another development, Saudi Royal Air Forces (SRAF) group arrived Friday, with all its air and technical crews, at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the exercise “Missile Air War Center 2021”.
Upon arrival at Al Dhafra Air Base, the SRAF group participating in the exercise was received by the Military Attaché at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi Brig. Gen. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Hassan; Group Captain Ayedh bin Saeed Al-Qahtani, the Commander of SRAF group participating in the drill and senior officers.
The drill aims to develop the skills of the air and technical crews and their fighting readiness.