CDRE (ret) Moshabab Alqahtani
Retired Commodore Moshabab Alqahtani, a distinguished and highly decorated naval officer, served in the Saudi Arabian Navy and the Ministry of Interior with unparalleled dedication and valor for over 33 years.
Alqahtani demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic thinking throughout his training and education. He exceled and obtained his Bachelor of Military Marine Science from King Fahad Naval College and his Masters in Military Science from the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces Command and Staff College. He embarked on a distinguished career marked by a series of commendations and advancements. His commitment to excellence and unwavering sense of duty earned him rapid promotions, reflecting the respect and confidence his superiors had in his abilities.
Under his tenure, CDRE (ret) Alqahtani played a pivotal role in safeguarding Saudi Arabian waters and contributed significantly to regional security. His strategic acumen and precise decision-making were particularly evident during critical operations and exercises, earning him numerous accolades and decorations.
One of the highlights of Commodore Alqahtani’s illustrious career was his leadership during North Thunder Exercise, an exercise aimed to raise the technical and combat efficiency of the units involved and improve logistics and readiness rates for the implementation of joint security and stability missions in the region. The aim of the exercise was to achieve the highest level of preparedness, exchange expertise and promote coordination among the 21 participating countries which included approximately 350,000 personnel, 2,540 fixed wing aircraft, 20,000 armored pieces, and 460 rotary aircraft.
Commodore Alqahtani’s commitment to professional development was evident in his continuous pursuit of advanced training and education both in the Kingdom and abroad in countries like the United States and Britain. He was assigned prestigious military attache positions around the world, further honing his skills in global diplomacy and leadership.
As a symbol of his outstanding service, Commodore Alqahtani was awarded the Centennial Medal from Minister Of Defense – His Royal Highness, Desert Storm Medal from Minister Of Defense – His Royal Highness, and the Meritorious Service Medal from His Royal Highness, to only name a few. Additionally, he received other commendations and awards from both KSA and allied nations for his contributions to regional stability and cooperation.
Retiring with honors, Commodore Alqahtani left an indelible mark on the Saudi Arabian Naval Forces. In his post-military life, Alqahtani remains involved in promoting peace, security and prosperity for his country, contributing his expertise to various advisory roles and further strengthening his nation’s future.