The Royal Navy has appointed its first Muslim Rear Admiral, Pakistan-born Amjad Hussain, a British newspaper said Friday, April 14.
"I count myself very lucky to live in a country where the opportunities have been beyond my imagination," Hussain told The Sun.
Rear Admiral is the fourth-highest rank in the Royal Navy, equivalent to a major-general in the Army or an Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force.
Hussain, who has become the highest-ranking ethnic officer among the 200,000 personnel of the British armed forces, said in the Navy one's work is what really matters.
"Like most people I've just got on with my job. I would hate to think anybody would get promoted because of their ethnic origin," the father of three told Britain's biggest-selling daily.
Friday, April 14, 2006
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