VICE ADMIRAL DATUK KHAIRUL ANUAR BIN YAHYA
PSD PSAT PAT JSD KMN PJM PPS PPA MSc NSR (NDU Washington D.C.) MA Defence (UKM)
Adv Dip BA mpat ndu psc
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVY
Vice Admiral Datuk Khairul Anuar bin Yahya was born on 8th April 1960 in Taiping, Perak. He joined the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as a Cadet Officer in 1978 and was commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant in January 1981. His early days in the RMN were concentrated on enhancement training within and outside the country. Starting 30th November 2018, he assumed his current position as the Deputy Chief of Navy.
Prior to this command, Vice Admiral Datuk Khairul Anuar has held various appointments at unit (tactical) and operational/strategic levels, which include appointments onboard ships, ashore establishments in the RMN bases and staffing jobs in the Department of Navy and Malaysian Armed Forces Joint Force Headquarters. Among the highlight of his shore appointments were, as the Assistant Military Attaché at Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta, Indonesia (1997-2001), Head of Naval Intelligence at Navy Headquarters (2006-2007), Aide-de-Camp to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (2007-2012), Assistant Chief of Staff Exercises at the MAF Joint Force Headquarters (2013-2015), Commander Naval Region 2 (Mei 2015-Jan 2017) and Assistant Chief of Staff Operation and Exercise, Navy Headquarters (20 Jan 17-29 Nov 18).
Throughout his career, he was given the opportunity to study and train in various local and overseas training establishments. These include Communication Course at HMAS Mercury United Kingdom (1984), Combine Force Maritime Component Commander in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2012), Master of Arts in Defence Studies, Malaysia National University (2005) and Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, National Defence University Washington DC (2013).
Vice Admiral Datuk Khairul Anuar is happily married to Datin Nik Noor Mahani Che Abdul Hamid and they are blessed with 8 children. He enjoys playing golf and reading.