Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
|Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah|
|Reign||29 March 1921 – 29 January 1950|
|Predecessor||Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah|
|Successor||1st Emir Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah|
|Died||29 January 1950(aged 64–65)|
|Father||Jaber II Al-Sabah|
Ahmad was the lead cavalry commander, founder of the Military of Kuwait and the Directorate of Public Security Force. Ahmad tasked his defense cavalry and infantry to Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in the early 1920s and transferred the command of defense cavalry and infantry to Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah following the Battle of Al-Regeai.
Ahmad was married several times. His prominent children:
- Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1909–1975); 1st Defense Minister (1962-1964) to take charge of the Defense portfolio.
- Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; 13th Ruler and 3rd Emir of Kuwait (1977–2006).
- Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; 15th Ruler and 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006–present).
- Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; current Crown Prince of Kuwait.
- Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, (2004– Present), acting Minister (by protocol designation) and Deputy Commander of Kuwait National Guard 
- Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; commando officer in the Kuwait Armed Forces, killed battling in defense of Dasman Palace.
- Sheika Frayha Al Ahmad (1944-2018); philanthropist.
Ahmad died in 1950 at Kuwait's Dasman Palace.
- 1885–1921: Sheikh Ahmad bin Jabir Al-Sabah
- 1921–1922: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies
- 1922–1929: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CIE
- 1929–1930: His Excellency Sheikh Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, CSI, CIE
- 1930–1937: His Excellency Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
- 1937–1944: His Highness Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCIE, CSI
- 1944–1950: His Highness Sheikh Sir Ahmad I bin Jabir Al-Sabah, Sheikh of Kuwait and dependencies, KCSI, KCIE
Honours and awardsEdit
Arab and non-Arab honoursEdit
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) – 1930 (CIE-1922)
- King George V Silver Jubilee Medal – 1935
- King George VI Coronation Medal – 1937
- Style of Highness – 1937
- Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India (KCSI, 1944; CSI, 1929)
- Royal Ark
- Kuwait National Guard Archives, Early Defense Cavalry & Infantry; Retrieved March 3, 2015 (Arabic Read)
- Kuwait National Guard Archives, Early Defense Cavalry & Infantry led by His Highness Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine; Retrieved March 4, 2015 (Arabic Read)
- Kuwait National Guard Archives, Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia; Retrieved March 4, 2015 (Arabic Read)
- His Highness the Emir sponsors Sheikh Abdullah Jaber Al-Abdullah II Al-Sabah "U.N.E.S.C.O (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) Award Ceremony"
- Offspring of His Highness Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Royal Ark, Al-Sabah Dynasty Genealogy
- List of Kuwait Defense Ministers (in Arabic)
- "Profile: Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah". BBC. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
- "- KUWAIT NATIONAL GUARD - الحرس الوطني الكويتي -". Archived from the original on 16 July 2006. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
- Profile & Accomplishments of Kuwait National Guard Deputy Commander and acting Minister by Government Protocol; His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; Retrieved March 3, 2015 (Arabic Read)
- "When our flag lost its sky … and only hearts remembered". Arab Times. 1 July 2013.
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-SabahBorn: 1885 Died: 29 January 1950
Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
| Sheikh of Kuwait
Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah