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Director of Logistics

Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir bin Haji Mahmud was born on the 22 January 1971. He started his military career when he recruited into RBAF on the 7 June 1990 and as a private soldier for five years. He was commissioned from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, United Kingdom on 13 December 1996 (CC961). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDA) in Defence and Strategic Studies from Massey University, New Zealand (2013).

Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir is a Logistics and Ammunition Technical Officer by vocation where he has attended several logistics courses and ammunition technician courses in United Kingdom, (Foreign and Commonwealth Logistics Officers Courses in 1998, Foreign and Commonwealth Ammunition Technician in 2000 and Foreign and Commonwealth Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Improvise Explosive Device Disposal in 2001) and in Singapore, (Basics Logistics Officer Course in 1999 and Advance Logistics Officer Course in 2002), MAF Catalogue System Management For Officer in Malaysia. 

Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir has also attended other courses such as Company Commander Course (2009) in Malaysia, Battalion Tactics Course (2012) in Singapore and Junior Staff Course (2007) in Brunei. He has held various post as a young subaltern, he started as a platoon commander No 3 Platoon of Alpha Company of 1st Battalion RBLF (1997-1998), as Quartermaster of Headquarter Company Royal Brunei Land Force (1998 – 2001), Officer in Charge of HQ Ammunition Group Depot Logistics, Support Services RBAF (2001-2004), Staff Officer Grade 3 Logistics at Directorate of Logistics (2004-2006), Depot Planning Officer (2006-2009) of Logistics Depot RBAF Support Services. At the end of 2008, he was posted outside from logistics posts, where he has command the Charlie Company of 2nd Battalion RBLF (2009-2011), later from January 2011 he was served with the United Nation Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for nine months with the Malaysian Battalion 3 (MalBatt3), Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir is the alumni of RBAF Command and Staff Course (CSC), where he attended the CSC 2013. After attended Command and staff course he assumed post as the Assistant Chief of Staff Operation at RBLF HQ. Prior to taking up his current post on 16 Dec 2019, he served as Commandant of The Gurkha Reserve Unit from March 2017 to December 2019.

In recognition for his service and with the consents of His Majesty The Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir has been conferred with, Medal Pahlawan Periwara in 2018.

Colonel Haji Abdul Kadir is married to Major (Rtd) Pg Hajah Asmiah bte Pg Haji Mohammad, and is blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters. He is a sportsman where he plays badminton, football, volleyball, golf and he enjoy running too.


Directorate of Logistics was established in November 1986. The Directorate is made up of a number of departments responsible for the full range of logistic activity:- supply, equipment support, housing and transport and movement.

The Directorate is responsible for formulating policy and Regulations such as Engineering, Materiel and Housing. In addition the Departments are involved in the day to day management of their respective systems covering topics such as management of UET, provision of Transport and Movements support, the provision and allocation of Housing, overseeing the Force wide repair process, as well as responsibility for the purchasing of SOP 20 items. As the managers of DEFLIS the Directorate is introducing a world class integrated logistic system which will provide a Force wide system giving us the capability to link unit QMs and LADs direct to Logistic Depots and Workshops. The purchasing of stores will become automated right from QMs and Stores Sections through to Logistic Depots and DFP. The approvals process for items such as SOP 20 equipment will also become automated.

Ensuring the effective operation of the Supply Chain through the accurate use of DEFLIS and Regulations is a major task, with a heavy involvement in unit FFRs and regular meetings with Service SO2 G4s. In the future this role is set to expand with the creation of a dedicated audit team with responsibility for ensuring that all logistic processes are fully understood and complied with.

The Directorate is also the focus for International Logistics. It is responsible for negotiating bilateral support arrangements such Memorandums of Understanding (MOU).

An Excellent Logistics Support provider for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces


To Provide a Sustainable Logistics Support and Management of the Supply Chain through the development of Public-Private Partnerships

  • Formulate and produce logistics policy and regulations, as well as monitor the management of equipment and parts
  • Coordinate logistics activity
  • Provide advice and guidance on logistics matters
  • Ensure unit compliance with logistics policy and regulations
  • Engage and establish logistics cooperation with other internal and external agencies