First Admiral Dato Seri PahlawanHaji Abdul Halim bin HajiMohdHanifah SMB NDC, MA, psc (j), PWO was born on January 24, 1965. He enlisted into the Royal Brunei Armed Forces on July 24, 1982 and began his career with the Royal Brunei Navy as a cadet in 1983.
He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in 1985 after successfully attending training at the Britannia Royal Naval College. In 1987, he was promoted to Lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 1990 and was appointed to Major in four years later. In 2004, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and he was promoted to Colonel in 2007 and Retired in February 2014
In 2008 , His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to appoint him as Commander of Royal Brunei Navy.
He early service with the Royal Brunei Navy , some appointments he included the Navigation Officer , Executive Officer KDB Pejuang , Commanding Officer KDB Seteria, Flotilla Navigation Officer and Commanding Officer Training School .
First Admiral Dato Seri PahlawanHaji Abdul Halim has attended several courses related to military overseas. Some of the courses include International Cadet Fund Accounting Services , Maritime Surveillance , International Long Navigation , Advance Military Command and Staff Course. Despite the challenging work commitments , he still managed to get two Masters , Master of Arts and Master of Science in Defence Studies, Strategic Studies .
First Admiral Dato Seri PahlawanHaji Abdul Halim was awarded the Honorable Order of the Crown of Brunei , Third Class ( SMB ) , General Service Medal ( GSM ) HM Silver Jubilee Medal , Silver Jubilee Medal of the armed forces and the Singapore Army prestigious award , Meritorious Service Medal ( Military) or Meritorious Service Medal ( Military).
He has also received medals and badges as foreign Meritorious Service Medal ( Military) ( Singapore - 2011), Honorary Command Flag Rank Badge ( Philippines - 2012 ) , Hilal -i - Imtiaz ( Military) ( pakistan - 2012) and Star Key Jalasena ( Indonesia , 2012) .
On May 25, 2011 , with the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam , he was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Royal Brunei Navy .
He bestowed degrees Warrior Mighty Brunei Highly First Class ( PSPNB ) with the title ' Dato Seri Pahlawan ' to First Admiral Dato Seri PahlawanHaji Abdul Halim on July 15, 2011 .
First Admiral Dato Seri PahlawanHaji Abdul Halim married to DatinUmiyatiBintiHaji Mohammad Noor and blessed with five children ( 1 girl and 4 boys ) . He was active in football and golf .