Marking 65th anniversary of Arabization of Jordanian Armed Forces leadership

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Published: 2021-03-01 12:16

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 01:54


Marking 65th anniversary of Arabization of Jordanian Armed Forces leadership
Marking 65th anniversary of Arabization of Jordanian Armed Forces leadership

Monday, March 1 marks the 65th anniversary of the Arabization of the leadership of the Jordanian Army Forces - The Arab Army (JAF), which was previously known as the Arab Legion, when His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal made the decision to dismiss the British Commander-in-Chief of the Jordanian Army, John Bagot Glubb (also known as Glubb Basha) in 1956.

Following His late Majesty's decision, the Cabinet issued a decision to end Glubb's service and to promote Brigadier General Radi Annab to the rank of Major General, where he became the first Jordanian officer to take over the leadership of the Arab Army.

In turn, at exactly 7:30am on Friday, Mar. 2, 1956, Jordanian Radio reported the news of the historic decision in the voice of the late King Hussein, who explained at the time that the reason for making this historic decision was that it was in the interest of Jordan and the Arab army.

With His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, assuming his constitutional powers, the Arab Army continued to follow its mission, faithful to its country, its leadership and its slogan, and it also continued the process of modernization and development with a vision that keeps pace with the times and strengthens the process of achievement.

Jordan, with its leadership, institutions and people, remembers on this day the heroics of the Arab Army and its sacrifices for the sake of the homeland and the nation, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.