Commander Hj Nor Ariwwin bin Hj Mohd Ali, Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) assumed the appointment as the Commandant Support Services in June 2022. He was enlisted in the Royal Brunei Armed Forces in 1995 under the Boy's Company Intake 17th. He began his naval career in 1997, where he was awarded in service scholarship programme and subsequently graduated from South Devon College, Torquay, United Kingdom with BTEC National Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He then converted to executive branch and later specialised in Communication and Long Navigation prior completing his Principal Warfare Officer course in United Kingdom with the Royal Navy.
Commander Ariwwin spent most of his career with the Royal Brunei Navy Fleet where he has fulfilled tour onboard various class of ships from junior to more senior role. He has served as Commanding Officer of KDB PEMBURU, KDB AFIAT and KDB DARUSSALAM. Throughout his tenure in the Fleet, Commander Ariwwin has been involved in numerous initiatives particularly overseeing the Full Operational Capability of the DARUSSALAM Class involving developing Standard Operating Procedures and operationalising the Ship Medium Calibre Weapon, Ships Aviation and Soft Kill Weapon System capabilities as well courses supplementing it. Meanwhile, his shore posting includes Staff Officer for Operations and Planning, Staff Officer for Intelligence and Security, Fleet Operations Officer and Fleet Chief of Staff.
Commander Ariwwin's career highlights includes being appointed as the Commander Task Group (CTG) leading various nations for the sea phase from Brunei Darussalam to Republic of Singapore for the ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise (ADMM+ MS FTX) in 2016, a member of the pioneering team for DARUSSALAM Class Patrol Vessel project in Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany, in charge for the conduct of sea phase for the inaugural Brunei International Fleet Review and Staff Officer for the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander in Hawaii, United States during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise. In 2017, he and his crew members earned recognition from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore and Brunei Darussalam for rescuing a Cambodian Fisherman at sea while participating for the Western Pacific Naval Symposium Multilateral Sea Exercise in Singapore. It was also acknowledged that during his tour as the Commanding Officer of KDB DARUSSALAM that saw numerous apprehensions of Illegal Foreign Fishing vessels in Brunei Exclusive Economic Zone. In recognition of his service, Commander Ariwwin has been awarded with The Most Meritorious Service Medal (P.J.K) and The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 2017.
As part of his career development, Commander Ariwwin had attended and undergone various professional training locally as well overseas. Recently, he has completed his Master in Public Policy and Management through a twinning programme in University Brunei Darussalam's Institute of Policy Studies and University of California – Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy in the United States of America. He is also a member of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Goh Keng Swee Singapore Command and Staff College and 26th Executive Development Programme for Senior Government Officers, University Technology Brunei alumni. Other qualifications include Electronic Warfare and National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health International General Certificate holder.
Commander Ariwwin is married to an education officer Siti Zuraini bte Hj Zainal Abidin and blessed with four children. He enjoys football and spending quality time with his family.