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Mubarak Bin Gafan Al Jabri

Mubarak Bin Gafan Al Jabri

Head of Communication and Information Technology, UAE ARMED FORCES
United Arab Emirates

Staff General Dr.
Mubarak Saeed Al Jabri
Chief Of Communication and Information Technology


Staff-Brigadier Mubarak al Jaberi joined the United Arab Emirates Army as an artillery officer in 1989, and for much of his career he has moved between military service and operations, academia, and various technical divisions of the UAE Armed Forces.


Following service as a junior artillery officer, Brig Mubarak assumed command of an artillery company in 2002. He later commanded a rocket launcher battalion in 2009, and in 2012 was appointed as Artillery Corps Deputy Commander. His service has been recognized through many medals and awards from the UAE (including 2 Good Service medals) and he awarded international medals from NATO. He has attended a large number of military courses, both mandatory and non-mandatory, and including courses provided outside the UAE. Brig Mubarak has extensive experience on military exercises, including those carried out with overseas allied nations; he has also conducted military missions both within the UAE and internationally, including service as the UAE’s Force Commander during (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan.


Brig Mubarak also has a deep technical expertise, which has been developed through both education and service in technical divisions of the UAE Armed Forces. His bachelor’s degree was gained from George Washington University (USA) in Electronics Engineering where he graduated “with honours”. He has both a master’s degree and a PhD from Cranfield University (UK), firstly in Laser Warning Systems, and later in Laser Physics. His military education also includes a second master’s degree, this time in Strategic and Security Studies, from the UAE National Defense College, and he is also a graduate from the UAE Command and Staff Course.


Brig Mubarak has been able to use his technical education in a number of technically-focussed staff appointments. He was Head of both the “Research and IT Division”, and the “Armament Systems Division” of the Armed Forces. Currently he is serving as the Chief of the Communication and Information Technology of the UAE Armed Forces.


Finally, Brig Mubarak has also worked as the Director of the Office of HH the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE, where he gained much experience in dealing with the Federal Government and many local governmental organizations. He was personally chosen
to be the UAE’s Special Envoy to Yemen during Operation Decisive Storm and Operation Restoring Hope.

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