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Rear-Admiral Amjad M. Hussain is a high-ranking officer in the Royal Navy.

Born in Pakistanmarker, Hussain (aged 3) and his mother moved to the United Kingdom in 1962 to join his father who was working there as a railway signalman. Hussain joined the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineering Officer in 1976, and was sponsored to study engineering science and business administration at Collingwood Collegemarker, University of Durhammarker from 1976 to 1979. By 1993 he had reached the rank of Commander.

In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral, and thereby became the highest ranking Muslim and the highest ranking officer from an ethnic minority in the British Armed Forces. He is a prominent advocate of greater minority participation in the armed forces. However, he dislikes too much emphasis being placed on his religion.

He served as Naval Base Commander, Portsmouth in the early 2000s where his accommodation was in Spithead House .

He is now based in Bristol and is husband to Wendy Hussain and father to 3 children Sam, Zara and Hannah.

Admiral Hussain is expected to be appointed as Capability Manager (Precision Attack) in succession to Rear-Admiral Paul Lambert with effect from May 2009.


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