Allahyarham Lieutenant Colonel (R) Abdul Latif bin AwangDamit was the Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy starting 1st November 1991 to 25th June 1993. He was born on 25 December 1950 and enlisted into the service on 29 June 1970. After completing his recruit training, he was sent to attend Midshipman Course at the Britannia Royal Naval College, United Kingdom. After completing the training, he was promoted to Sub-Leiutenant on 18 December 1972. During his service as a naval officer, Allahyarham also commanded KDB SETERIA on 23 June 1981 and KHALIFAH vessel on 30 June 1984.
He was blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughter. One of his sons is serving as an officer in Royal Brunei Armed Forces.
The Lieutenant Colonel (L) Abdul Latif (seated left) and Lieutenant Colonel (L) Ismail (seated third from left) during attending a Gunnery Course in HMS EXCELLENT in 1974.