Lieutenant General Vice Admiral (Retired) Ahmad Yousef Al-Mulla graduated from the Royal Navy College in Dartmouth, England in 1975 where he majored in Naval and Maritime studies. While at Dartmouth, he completed his Midshipman and Sub-Lieutenant (Ensign) training courses.
In 1976, he joined the Kuwait Naval Force as a Second Lieutenant. Upon commissioning he was assigned to the Royal Australian Navy for fleet board sea training, followed by a tour with the Royal Malaysian Navy where he earned his Bridge Watch Keeping (Surface Warfare) qualification.
His first post-qualification assignment was in Germany, where he served as Training Officer for the Kuwait Naval Force’s Fast Strike Craft procurement project. In 1982, he assumed Command of the fast strike craft, KNS Al-BATEEL while also serving as the Fast Strike Squadron Operations & Training Officer. In 1984, Major Al-Mulla was selected to command the first Kuwait Naval Force’s Fast Strike Squadron. His next assignment was as the Director of Operations. During this tour of duty he attended the U.S. Naval Staff College (Class 26) at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
On August 2nd 1990, then Lieutenant Colonel Al-Mulla assumed command of the remainder of the Kuwait Naval Force that survived the initial Iraqi attacks. As the Acting Chief of the Kuwait Naval Force, he and his staff led KNS ISTIGLAL, KNS AL-SANBOUK, and supply ship AL-DURRAR against the Iraqis as members of the Coalition Joint Task Force in the war to liberate Kuwait. Lt. General Al-Mulla was promoted to the rank of Colonel in 1993 and selected to serve as the third Chief of the Kuwait Naval Force.
In 1995, he graduated from the Senior Defense Course at the Royal College of Defense Studies in England and was promoted to Brigadier General in 1998. During Operation Iraqi Freedom General Al-Mulla served as the GCC Maritime Force Commander (Kuwait Bahrain UAE), Task Force 155. He was promoted to Major General in 2002.
Member of Kuwait Military Defense Council from 1993 till 2010. Senior Member of Kuwait Maritime Crises Team 1998 till 2010. Member of GCC Maritime Commanders Council 2000 till 2010. . Member of the Kuwait Border Committee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2008 till 2014.In 2010 was appointed as Advisor to the Kuwait Prime Minister/Minister of Defense until retirement 30, December, 2014.
Awards: Major General Al-Mulla’s decorations include the Service Medal with silver and gold clusters, the Kuwait Duty Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Liberation Medal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Liberation Medal, the United States Department of Defense Legion of Merit, the U.S. Joint Service Commendation Medal, the United States Navy Commendation Medal with Combat device, the French Commander of the Order of National Merit, and numerous other awards.