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SERGEANT MAJOR ROYAL BRUNEI ARMED FORCES

PW1 Awang Rashid bin Haji Abdul Rahman was born on 15 July 1973. He joined the Royal Brunei Armed Forces on 23rd January 1991 and he took over as the Sergeant Major of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces on 13 October 2018.

During his career, PW1 Awang Rashid was appointed as a Rifleman, Assistant Head of Section and Head of Section from 1994 to 1999. In 2006, he held the Company's Quatermaster until 2008 and in 2008 also being the Company Sergeant Major. In 2010 he served as Drill Sergeant Major the following year until 2013. In 2013, PW1 Awang Rashid was transferred to the Support Battalion Royal Brunei Land Forces and was appointed Sergeant Major Regiment and became Sergeant Major of the Royal Brunei Land Force on 13 November 2015.

During his service, PW1 Awang Rashid attended various courses such as Kursus Asas Inggeris (1993), Bakal PTB Rendah (1994), Ketua Seksyen Kursus Asas Payung Terjun (1995), Kursus Ketua Seksyen(1995), Kursus Bahasa Inggeris Teknikal (1996), Multi rope Abseilling MRA (1996), Abseil Resupply Packing & Rigging(1996), Jurulatih Kemahiran dan Pengasuh Senjata (1997), Kursus Jurulatih Kawad (1998), Platun Sarjan Kombatan(2000), Penyelia Dan Pengawas Padang Tembak (2002), Live Firing Tactical Training (2004), Kursus KKMS / RQMS(2006) Abseil & Resupply Bagi Kursus Kawad Pentadbiran (2008), Kawad & Pentadbiran PTB Kanan(2008), Watchkeeper Bagi Kursus Kawad & Pentadbiran(2008), Assistant Unit Security Officers Course(2012), Akaun Perkhidmatan Angkatan Bersenjata Diraja Brunei (2012).

He was awarded the Pingat Laila Tugas (1991), Pingat Jubli Perak KDYMM (1994), Pingat Indah Kerja Baik (2009), Pingat Jubli Emas (2011), Darjah Setia Negara Brunei Yang Amat Bahagia Darjah Keempat,PSB (2014) dan Jubli Emas KDYMM (2018).

PW1 Awang Rashid has an interest in sports especially in golf, volleyball and swimming. He also represented the Royal Brunei Army Shooting Team from 1999 until 2010. He married to Marinah binti Jamil in 1999 and was blessed with a daughter.