Defence-Security-Government Relations

Major General Ayish D. Almajnouni, BSc, MA, MSS, Country Manager



Major General Ayish D. Almajnouni is a retired senior officer of the Royal Saudi Air Force and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Bachelor of Aviation Science with Top Honors in 1984 from King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh. In 1998, he earned a Master of Military Studies from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Riyadh; and in 2008, he earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College at Air University in the United States; and in 2011, he earned a Master of Strategic Sciences from the Saudi War College in Riyadh. His Language proficiency includes Arabic and English.

Major General Almajnouni’s professional military education and training includes:

Saudi War College, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Air War College at Air University, Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America

Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Conferences and seminars at the U.S. Army War College, Brookings Institute, and Basic, Advanced and Instructor Flight Training Schools and Courses

Major General Almajnouni has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. His professional experience includes:

2014 – present: Executive Defense Consultant and Country Manager, Defense Unlimited, Toronto, Ontario,

2014: Retired from Royal Saudi Air Force in January

2013-2014: Inspection Director, Royal Saudi Air Force

2011-2013: Director of Operations, Research and Development, Headquarters, Royal Saudi Air Force

2010-2011: Education Manager, Saudi War College

2009-2010: Chief of Curricula, Saudi War College

2008-2009: Team Member, Saudi Command and Staff College

2005-2008: Commander, Training Wing, King Faisal Air Academy

2004-2005: Assistant Commander, Academic Wing, King Faisal Air Academy

2001-2004: Commander, 29th Squadron, King Faisal Air Base

1996-2001: Commander, 35th Squadron, King Abdul-Aziz Air Base

1984-1996: Fighter Jet Pilot (2,500 hours) and Junior Officer, Air Bases of the Royal Saudi Air Force

Major General Almajnouni’s honors, decorations and awards include:

Founding Member of the Global Resilience Readiness Initiative.

2014: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College.

1984-2014: Service Medal, Battle Medal, Liberation Medal, Management Medal, Instructor Medal, Kingdom 100 Year Anniversary Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Commending Medal, Perfection Medal and the Rescue Medal.

1984: Top Academic Prize, King Faisal Air Academy.