Colonel Ibrahim Hilmy

Colonel Ibrahim Hilmy is the Commander of MNDF Central Area. Colonel Hilmy joined Maldives National Defence Force on 25th April 1988. He is a naval executive branch officer with specialization in Naval Communication from Indian Navy and Electronic Warfare from Pakistan Navy. He is an aluminous of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and during his study in Defence Services Staff College he has obtained MSc in Defence Studies from University of Madras. Furthermore, he is an aluminous of Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS) Hawaii after completing Advance Security Course from that Centre, and an aluminous of Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) in Newport, Rhode Island.

He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 2002, and had held numerous Staff appointments and Command appointments in his 32 years of service career. He has held the appointment of Assistant Director General (ADG) of Coast Guard, Deputy Commanding Officer for Defence Institute of Training and Education, Commanding Officer of Officer Training Wing, Commanding Officer of Defence Institute for Training and Education, Principal Director of Plans, Policy and Resource Management, Principal Director of Department of International Defence Cooperation in Ministry of Defence, Commander of Aviation Security Command and Defence Adviser of Maldives to Pakistan.

Colonel Ibrahim Hilmy has attended in the “Sub-Regional Training Course on Marine Accident and Incident Investigation” held in Mumbai, India which was jointly organized by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of India and is awarded as a qualified marine safety investigator by IMO. Various other training courses which he has undergone includes International Maritime Officer’s Course from USA, Junior Staff Officer’s Course from Bangladesh, Law of Armed Conflict Instructors Course and Joint Warfare Officer’s Course from Malaysia, and GMDSS (GOC) Course from Singapore.

During his distinguished long service, Colonel Hilmy has been decorated with Presidential Medal, 3rd November Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Dedicated Service Medal, Defence Force Service Medal, Centenary Medal and 17thSAARC Summit Medal.

Colonel Ibrahim Hilmy is currently holding a Command appointment as Commander of the MNDF Central Area Command. He is married and blessed with 4 children.