Fayyadh Al Ruwaili

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Fayyadh al-Ruwaili
Born (1958-04-27) 27 April 1958 (age 61)
Turaif, Northern Borders, K.S.A
Allegiance Saudi Arabia
Service/branch Royal Saudi Air Force
Rank17.RSAF-GEN.svg Air chief marshal
Commands heldChairman of the General Staff
Deputy Chief of the Saudi general staff
Royal Saudi Air Force Commander [1]

Fayyadh bin Hamed bin Raqed Al Ruwaili (born 27 April 1958)[2] is a Saudi Arabian pilot and general who has served as the commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) on two occasions, most recently since a shakeup of the military high command on 26 February 2018 by King Salman.[3] Before that he served as the commander of the RSAF from 10 May 2013[4][5] until 14 May 2014.[6] In between that, from 2014[2] until his new re-appointment in 2018 as RSAF commander, time he served as the deputy chief of the Saudi general staff.[7] Al Ruwaili hails from a merchant family near the Red Sea.[2]


  1. ^ https://www.mod.gov.sa/en/Leaders/COGS/Pages/default.aspx
  2. ^ a b c Karasik, Theodore (18 May 2014). Hagel and the GCC: Partnership and a Saudi military sweep. Al Arabiya. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Tom (26 February 2018). Saudi Arabia Changes Government Up, Switching Top Military Leader Amid Yemen War Struggle. Newsweek. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ Al-Ruwaili new air force chief. Arab News. Published 11 May 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ MAJ. GEN. FAYYADH AL-RUWAILI PROMOTED TO COMMANDER OF ROYAL SAUDI AIR FORCE.. State News Service. Published 10 May 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ Saudi Lt-General Mohammad Al-Shaalan, new RSAF Commander. Tactical Report. Published 21 May 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. ^ Saudi Lt-General Al-Ruwaili and meetings in Washington. Tactical Report. Published 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Lt. Gen. Mohamed Al Ayesh
Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force
2013— 2014
Succeeded by
Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al Shaalan
Preceded by
Gen. Abdul Rahman al Bunyan
Chairman of the General Staff
2018– present
Succeeded by