Highest ranking ethnic minority officer in HM Forces?

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  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,173-2120435,00.html



    Does this make Cdre Hussain the highest ranking "ethnic" in any of the services?

    Why hasnt this received more media attention?

    How many other Western countries have a Muslim two-star for goodness sake...
     
  2. Why should he get media attention?
     
  3. Wouldn't it be considered racial discrimination to give him extra media attention whilst a white, christian promoted to the same level doesn't have any more than a one-liner in the Times? He's a member of the forces FFS. Congratulations on the promotion, but many other servicemen and women have been promoted in their careers too, and as we are told colour or religion aren't a factor.
     
  4. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    I know Amjad of old; he is a thoroughly effective and efficient bloke, who - when I worked with him - did a very good job indeed (and it wasn't by any means a glamorous job either). At least the RN don't make people up unless they are thoroughly deserving of the promotion. If he gets Media attention, then good on him - he deserves it, and if encourages others to join the Forces, that's all to the good as well.

    Congratulations, Amjad :)
     
  5. What about Phil 'The Greek' Windsor.
     
  6. What's the issue...we've had loads of ethnics as snr offrs already.

    Comd 1 div is a jock, Gen half-a-scenario is a Mick (he claims) there's proably even some 2* valley-boys out there ???
     
  7. I'm pretty sure he's half Maltese. GDav could probably confirm as he's ex QRIH.
     
  8. Has anyone from Linlathen ever held a commission?
     
  9. The sultan of Brunei has an honarary commission in the Irish Guards! Which is odd because he doesn't look Irish at all.
     
  10. Lets all remember that the lad that won the VC last year was as you like call him an ethnic
     
  11. Didn't they give him a donkey jacket for his pass off parade?
     
  12. Who cares what ethnic back ground they are from as long as they do the job in hand to a good standard.

    Dave
     
  13. yeah and lets look at one of the main reasons he was awarded it! his skin colour! s**t bust like it or not, it`s the truth though.
     
  14. Having talked to a lot of PWRR chaps in the past year, they all seem to think he deserved the VC.
     
  15. Indeed, who cares about race, religion, sex, orientation etc. provided that he/she is the best person for the job.