First Admiral Hj Othman Bin Hj Suhaili@Suhaily,
SMB, PSB, MSc, mpat, psc, pwo, was born on 19 April 1970. He joined the Royal Brunei Navy as a Cadet on 17 March 1989. He is a graduate from The Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, Pakistan Naval War College (Command and Staff) and Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College. He was appointed Deputy Commander of Royal Brunei Navy on 6 March 2015, a post he held before taking his current appointment as the Commander of Royal Brunei Navy on 19 April 2019.
Throughout his service, he held numerous command and staff appointments such as Commanding Officer KDB PEMBURU (Coastal Patrol Craft), KDB SETERIA (Missile Gun Boat) and Coastal Patrol Craft Squadron Commander and on May 16 2011 he assumed command as RBN Fleet Commander. His staff appointments have included Military Assistant to Commander Royal Brunei Armed Forces from 2007 to 2009 and Defence Adviser of Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia from 2012 to 2013.
He is married to Nazatul Shima Haji C.A Mohamed and blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter. He is an avid golfer, loves jogging and enjoys reading.