Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud

Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud (Arabic: الأمير خالد بن بندر بن عبد العزيز آل سعود‎) (born 1951) is a Saudi Arabian soldier and member of the House of Saud, who served as the president of General Intelligence, the deputy defense minister and as the governor of the Riyadh Province.[1][2] Prince Khalid is the grandson of Ibn Saud and was the first of such distinction to serve as the governor of the Riyadh Province.

Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud
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President of General Intelligence
In office30 June 2014 – 29 January 2015
PredecessorBandar bin Sultan
SuccessorKhalid bin Ali Al Humaidan
MonarchKing Abdullah
King Salman
Deputy Defense Minister
In office14 May 2014 – 28 June 2014
PredecessorSalman bin Sultan
SuccessorKhalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
MonarchKing Abdullah
Governor of Riyadh Province
In office14 February 2013 – 14 May 2014
PredecessorSattam bin Abdulaziz
SuccessorTurki bin Abdullah Al Saud
MonarchKing Abdullah
Born1951 (age 69–70)
Names
Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherBandar bin Abdulaziz
MotherWasm'ya bint Mohmm'ed bin Moa'mmer
Alma materRoyal Military Academy Sandhurst

Early life and educationEdit

Prince Khalid was born in 1951.[3] He is the third son of Prince Bandar.[4] Prince Khalid graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1973.[5][6] Prince Khalid also earned a master's degree in military sciences.[7] He participated in advanced foundational courses for armor officers in Saudi Arabia and United States, and also been involved in several different field exercises.[8]

CareerEdit

Khalid bin Bandar is a high-ranking commander of the Saudi Arabian Army. He began his military service in the first battalion of the fourth armored brigade.[7] He also worked as an operations officer in the armored forces command, and was later promoted to deputy commander.[7] In the 1980s Khalid served with the G3 armor corps in the Royal Saudi Land Forces (SALF).[9] He was promoted to major general in 1997, and was appointed deputy commander of the SALF.[7] In May 2011, Khalid was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, and was appointed commander of the SALF.[10][11] He served in this post until his appointment as Riyadh governor, and was replaced by Eid bin Awadh Al Shalawi.[12] In his role as commander of SALF, he made several visits to foreign nations. He also participated in foreign joint cooperation committees between Saudi Arabia and other countries, including the United States and Russia.[8]

In 1991, Khalid served in SALF during the liberation of Kuwait, and in 2009, Khalid was assigned to participate in South Shield operations against Houthis.[8][13]

On 14 February 2013, Prince Khalid was appointed governor of the Riyadh province, succeeding Prince Sattam.[5][6] His deputy was Prince Turki bin Abdullah, who was appointed on the same day.[14]

On 14 May 2014, Prince Khalid was appointed deputy defense minister succeeding Salman bin Sultan[15] and Turki bin Abdullah was made the governor of Riyadh.[16]

On 30 June 2014 Prince Khalid was appointed president of the General Intelligence.[17] His term ended on 29 January 2015 when he was succeeded by Khalid bin Ali Al Humaidan.[18] Prince Khalid serves as an advisor to King Salman.[19]

Honors and awardsEdit

Khalid was awarded the Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud High Class, in 2011.[20] He was also decorated by Pakistani President Asif Zardari with the military crescent medal, which is a medal awarded by Pakistan to distinctive foreign military personalities.[1] He has also received medals from both Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for his participation in the Gulf War.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Saudi Gazette (15 February 2013). "New Emir of Riyadh a decorated military officer". Saudi Gazette. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Riyadh Princes". Ministry of Interior. Retrieved 15 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Khalid Bandar Abdulaziz". Dhownet. Retrieved 12 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Khaled appointed Riyadh governor, Turki his deputy". Arab News. Jeddah. 15 February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Saudi king named Khalid bin Bandar a new governor of Riyadh". Al Arabiya. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Andrew J. Barden (14 February 2013). "Saudi Minister Puts Young Royals in Succession Spotlight". Bloomberg. Retrieved 14 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b c d Fahd al Ziabi (15 February 2013). "New Riyadh Governor: Prince Khalid bin Bandar". Asharq Alawsat. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c d جريدة الشرق الاوسط الدولية (15 February 2013). "جريدة الشرق الاوسط : خالد بن بندر.. القائد العسكري يتولى إمارة الرياض". Asharq Alawsat. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "The role of Saudi princes in uniform". Wikileaks. 27 May 1985. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Prince Khalid bin Bandar in Turkey". Saudi Press Agency. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Saudi King Abdullah issues new royal orders". Asharq Alawsat. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Saudi king names Prince Khalid bin Bandar as new Riyadh governor". Middle East Online. Retrieved 14 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ القوات المسلحة السعودية (2009). "القوات المسلحة السعودية : شهداء الواجب". Asharq Alawsat. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Prince Khalid bin Bandar Named Governor of Riyadh". US-Saudi Arabian Business Council. 14 February 2013. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Saudi deputy defence minister replaced". Retrieved 14 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Saudi king appoints son as Riyadh Province governor". Arabian Business. Retrieved 14 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Saudi Arabia's Prince Khalid bin Bandar named intel chief". Dhownet. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "King Salman makes appointments". Royal Embassy, Washington DC. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Saudi Leaders Pledge Oath to New King". Susris. Riyadh. 2 February 2015. Archived from the original on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ جريدة الرياض (12 December 2011). "جريدة الرياض : وزير الدفاع يقلد الفريق الوقداني والفريق خالد بن بندر وسام الملك عبدالعزيز". Al Riyadh. Retrieved 14 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)