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Chief of Air Force (Malaysia)

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Chief of Air Force
Panglima Tentera Udara
ڤڠليما تنترا اودارا
Crest of Malaysian Chief of Air Force.svg
Crest of Chief of Air Force
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Affendi Buang

since 21 December 2016
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Chief of staff
StyleYang Berbahagia (The Honorable)
Member ofMalaysian Armed Forces Council
Reports toChief of Defence Forces
Term lengthNot fixed
PrecursorChief of Air Staff
Formation30 November 1957
First holderAir Commodore Alexander Vallance Ridell Johnstone

The Chief of Air Force (Malay: Panglima Tentera Udara, Jawi: ڤڠليما تنترا اودارا) is the most senior appointment in the Royal Malaysian Air Force and has been held by a four-star officer in the rank of General (equivalent to Air Chief Marshall) since 1996. The Chief of Air Force is a member of the Malaysian Armed Forces Council and directly reports to the Chief of Defence Forces.

The current Chief of Army is Jeneral Tan Sri Dato' Sri Affendi bin Buang who succeeded Jeneral Tan Sri Roslan Saad on 21 December 2016.


Rank and honorific Name Service Image Term began Term ended
Deputy Chief of Staff (Air), Royal Malayan Air Force
Air Commodore Alexander Vallance Ridell Johnstone  Royal Air Force
30 November 1957 4 September 1958
Chief of Air Staff
Air Commodore Nicol Challis Hyde  Royal Air Force
5 September 1958 31 December 1959
Group Captain John Nichol Stacey  Royal Air Force
1 January 1960 19 May 1963
Group Captain C. S. J. West  Royal Air Force
20 May 1963 13 May 1965
Air Commodore Alasdair Mackay Sinclair Steedman  Royal Air Force
14 May 1965 31 Oct 1968
Air Vice Marshall Datuk Sulaiman Sujak  Royal Malaysian Air Force
1 November 1968 31 December 1976
Lieutenant General Dato' Mohamed Taib  Royal Malaysian Air Force
1 January 1977 24 August 1983
Chief of Air Force
Lieutenant General Tan Sri Dato' Mohamad Ngah Said  Royal Malaysian Air Force 24 August 1983 18 March 1991
Lieutenant General Dato' Seri Mohd Yunus Mohd Tasi  Royal Malaysian Air Force 19 March 1991 19 August 1993
Lieutenant General Dato' Seri Abdul Ghani Abdul Aziz  Royal Malaysian Air Force 20 August 1993 10 August 1996
General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad Saruji Che Rose  Royal Malaysian Air Force 10 August 1996 12 June 2001
General Dato' Sri Suleiman Mahmud  Royal Malaysian Air Force 12 June 2001 4 March 2003
General Dato' Sri Abdullah Ahmad  Royal Malaysian Air Force 4 March 2003 4 April 2004
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Nik Ismail Nik Mahmud  Royal Malaysian Air Force 4 April 2004 30 October 2006
General Tan Sri Dato' Sri Azizan Ariffin  Royal Malaysian Air Force 30 October 2006 31 August 2009
General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Rodzali Daud  Royal Malaysian Air Force 1 September 2009 11 September 2014
General Tan Sri Roslan Saad  Royal Malaysian Air Force 12 September 2014 20 December 2016
General Tan Sri Dato' Seri Affendi Buang  Royal Malaysian Air Force 21 December 2016 Incumbent

Living former Chiefs of Air Force

  • Sulaiman Sujak
  • Mohd Yunus Mohd Tasi
  • Abdul Ghani Abdul Aziz]]
  • Ahmad Saruji Che Rose
  • Suleiman Mahmud
  • Abdullah Ahmad
  • Nik Ismail Nik Mahmud
  • Azizan Ariffin
  • Rodzali Daud
  • Roslan Saad

See also


This page was last edited on 27 May 2019, at 17:11
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