FIRST ADMIRAL DATO SERI PAHLAWAN SPRY BIN HAJI SERUDI@HAJI SERUJI
ROYAL BRUNEI NAVY COMMANDER
First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry bin Haji Serudi @ Haji Seruji joined as a recruit in September 1989 and posted to Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) as a Naval Cadet in April 1990 and attended the International Midshipman Course in Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth United Kingdom (UK) and graduated in 1991.
Throughout his early service, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry attended various courses abroad namely International Sub-Lieutenant Course, UK (1992), International Communication Officers’ Course, UK (1998), International Principal Warfare Officer Course, UK (2001), Overseas Joint Warfare Course in Australia (2003), Command and Staff Course in New Zealand (2005), Executive Development Programme (EDP), International Maritime Organisation Course in Oil Spill Response (2006), International Intelligence Fellows Program in United States (2010) and the National Security and War Course (NSWC) at National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan (2016).
First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry has held various command appointments from Commanding Officer of Coastal Patrol Crafts (CPC) namely KDB PEMBURU and KDB PERWIRA, also commanding the Missile Gun Boats (MGB) KDB SETERIA and KDB WASPADA and assumed as Squadron Commander (2003) and RBN Fleet Commander (2016). Notably, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry also contributed to regional peace during his tenure as Head of Brunei International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao, Philippines in 2012.
He also held various Staff appointment such Commanding Officer of Naval Training in 2008 and he was seconded to National Security Committee secretariat and National Maritime Coordination Centre in 2014 at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). In June 2018, First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry was appointed as the Chief of Staff of Royal Brunei Armed Forces (2018 – 2020) before assuming his current appointment as the Commander of Royal Brunei Navy on 31 December 2020.
First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry was awarded with The Most Honourable Order of the Crown of Brunei, Darjah Ketiga, (S.M.B), The Most Blessed Order of Setia Negara Brunei, Darjah Keempat, (P.S.B), and The Most Meritorious Service Medal (P.J.K).
On the 75th Birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al_Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on 15 July 2021, he was conferred The Most Gallant Order of Pahlawan Negara Brunei, First Class (P.S.P.N.B) which carries the title Dato Seri Pahlawan.
First Admiral Dato Seri Pahlawan Spry was born on 25 March 1970 and married to Datin Haslinda binti Haji Hamid and blessed with three sons and two daughters. He also likes hiking, reading and social golfer during his spare time.