HRH Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Born 1949 in Taif.
His Royal highness graduated from the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell UK (1968), he served in the Royal Saudi Air Force for seventeen years.
He received pilot training in the United Kingdom and the United States, and has flown numerous fighter aircraft including the JP 3-4, T-38, T-33, F-5, F-53/55, F-102, and the F-15.
During his seventeen-year military career he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, commanded fighter squadrons at three RSAF bases, and undertook program management responsibilities in the major RSAF modernization project Peace Hawk.
Prince Bandar completed his postgraduate work in several U.S. military schools including staff courses with the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and with the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair in Washington, DC
He received his master's degree in international public policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC, in 1980.
Prince Bandar was appointed Ambassador to the United States by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on September 27, 1983 and presented his credentials to President Ronald Reagan on October 24, 1983. On August 7, 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Minister. During his tenure in Washington, Prince Bandar served as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
Royal Order in 2005 to appoint Prince Bandar bin Sultan as Secretary-General of the National Security Council at the rank of Minister.
Royal Order in 2012 to appoint Prince Bandar bin Sultan as Chief of General Intelligence along with his current post as Secretary General of National Security Council at the rank of Minister.