VICE ADMIRAL DATUK KHAIRUL ANUAR BIN YAHYA
PSD PSAT PAT JSD KMN PJM PPS PPA MA Defence (UKM) Adv Dip BA mpat fndu psc
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVY
Vice Admiral Datuk Khairul Anuar bin Yahya was born on 08th 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 Executive Branch of the RMN in January 1981. His early days in the RMN were concentrated on enhancement training within and outside the country. Starting 30 November 2018, he is currently acting as Deputy Chief of Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy.
Prior to this command, Vice Admiral Datuk Khairul Anuar was held various appointments at unit (tactical) and operational/strategic level, that include appointments onboard ships, ashore establishments in the RMN bases and staffing jobs in the Department of Navy and Joint Force Headquarters Malaysia Armed Forces. 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 His Highness King of Malaysia (2007-2012), Assistant Chief of Staff Exercises at the Malaysia Armed Forces Joint Headquarters (2013-2015), Commander Naval Region 2 (Mei 2015-Jan 2017) and Assistant Chief of Staff Operation and Exercises, Navy Headquarters (20 Jan 17-29 Nov 18).
Throughout his career, he has given the opportunity to study and trained in various local and overseas training establishments. These include Communication Course at HMAS Mercury United Kingdom(1984), Asia Pacific Military Operations Research Symposium VII(2006) in Kuala Lumpur, 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 blessed with 8 children (5 boys and 3 girls). He enjoys playing golf and reading.