Security & Defense Expert, Former General Director & Military Commandant at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


  • General Director & Military Commandant at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center April 2014 – Present (2 years 2 months)
  • Military Commandant & Deputy Director KASOTC at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC) June 2013 – Present (3 years) Deputy Director General King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center KASOTC
  • Commander , King Abdullah II ,37th Royal Special Forces Brigade at JORDAN ARMED FORCES February 2011 – Present (5 years 4 months) Commanding
  • Task Force Nashmi Commander at ISAF February 2009 – February 2011 (2 years 1 month) during my Deployment to Afghanistan, I did examined the use of Moderate Islam ( Voice of Moderate Islam ) to Win the Minds and Hearts of The Afghans , I do believe that Islam Should Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem
  • Chief of Training at King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center KASOTC May 2009 – February 2010 (10 months) On the 19 May 2010,during the Grand Opening Ceremony, planned , Assisted and headed the Tactical Exercise ,when KASOTC started to operate as the center of Excellence in CT training, I assigned as the chief of training directorate at KASOTC until 13 February 2010
  • Member of the Oversight Strategy Board (OSB) at Jordan Special Forces December 2008 – February 2010 (1 year 3 months) Build the strategy KASOTC
  • Chief of the Training at Jordan Joint Special Operations Command. November 2007 – December 2008 (1 year 2 months) Manage and direct training
  • Adviser of the Republican Guard & the Special Forces Commander at Yemen Special Forces February 2007 – November 2007 (10 months) Advise and direct the training
  • Commander at 71st Counter-Terrorism Bn March 1999 – August 2004 (5 years 6 months) Commanding officer
    Exchange Officer at US Army Special Forces August 1995 – August 1996 (1 year 1 month) exchange officer in B company, he was assigned in the USAJFKSWCS (United State Army John Frank Kennedy Special Warfare Center School) at fort Bragg North Carolina in SWTG (Special Warfare Training Group)


  • Jordan will not allow ISIS to approach the border, or threatening the security Alrai newspaper September 24, 2014 Authors: G.(R)Aref Alzaben
  • press interview with Alrai daily newspaper About the regional security When the boys come back from Syria Linda Hindi June 8, 2014 Authors: G.(R)Aref Alzaben
  • The military commander made the comment in an exclusive interview where he highlighted Jordan’s prowess in the field of combating extremist ideology and the militaristic training at the KASOTC facility.


  • Voices of Moderate Islam June 2010 to Present Members:G.(R)Aref Alzaben, Jim Johnson, Sohail.a. Shaikh, Mathew Yandura
  • Unfortunately since 10 years ISAF strategy in Afghanistan ,has resulted many social ,political ,economic and regional challenges .that policy has kept the root cause and the trigger cause out of the loop ,the root cause that has been missed is religion .violence still in the minds and hearts of the new generation and it may continue to be so for the next decades . The VoMI project focus on the non-kinetics , using Amman Message to fight the exterimist ideology and focus on religion to be part of the solution ,not part of the problem . In this project I’m not talking about theory ,I’m talking about implementing this theory on Afghanistan 4th Edition Middle East Homeland Security Summit, Amman October 2015 to Present Members:G.(R)Aref Alzaben, Sayed Ghoneim, G V S, Mayuri Deshmukh, Mahmoud Morsi
  • Chairperson of the 4th Edition Middle East Homeland Security Summit hosted by The General Directorate of Gendarmerie, expressing my sincere gratitude that I’m invited to chair and moderate this important event.

Honors and Awards

  • The Meritorious Service Medal Major General JOHN F. CAMPELL January 2011 For Exceptionally Meritorious Service In support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan with the ISAF The United States Special Operations Command Medal Admiral,U.S Navy William Harry “Bill” McRaven May 2012
  • Outstanding Contributions to Jordanian Special Operations Forces in numerous assignments Chancellor’s Award 2010-2011 at CISA College of International Security Affairs (CISA) November 2010
  • Distinguished graduates are the students who, in keeping with CISA’s mission, have demonstrated their ability to comprehend new and complex security concepts and issues. All CISA students are eligible. Distinguished Graduates are recognized at the June Commencement Ceremony. The CISA Faculty and Chancellor will award select students with awards recognizing their academic achievement and service to others. after implementing his Master’s Thesis on Afghanistan about the (VOMI) the Voice of Moderate Islam in winning the Minds & Hearts of the Afghan People.