Captain Hj Othman Bin Hj Suhaili@Suhaily was born on 19 April 1970. He joined 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 possesses double Masters Degree in War Studies (Maritime) and in Social Science (Defence). He was appointed Deputy Commander of Royal Brunei Navy on 6 March 2015.
During 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. He was appointed as Fleet Commander on the 16 May 2011. His staff appointments have included Military Assistant to Commander Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Defence Adviser, High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in Malaysia.
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.