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PASKAL Organization

The manpower details of this unit is highly classified. Believed to be a regiment with an estimated 1,000 men divided into two operations units - PASKAL Unit Satu (PASKAL - First Unit) based in the Lumut Naval base in Perak on Peninsular Malaysia, and PASKAL Unit Dua (PASKAL - 2nd Unit) which is based at KD Sri Semporna, a Malaysian Royal Navy base in Semporna, Sabah. A company-strength (detachment) is also based at the Teluk Sepanggar Naval Base near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, where the RMN's proposed Submarine Training Centre will be set up soon.

PASKAL organizes itself operationally into several squadrons of at least four companies (or platoons) each. Each company is in turn organised roughly along the lines of the US Green Berets' structure of Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta Detachments. The smallest unit for Paskal, however, is the so-called Boat Troop with seven men. Each PASKAL company consists of:-

Alpha platoon
The Versatile Special Operations Force, mainly trained for Maritime Counter-terrorism and other rescue operations into cargo vessels and oil rigs as well as urban terrain. This platoon is equipped with individual covering systems for close quarters combat.

Bravo platoon
Which consists of oxygen combat diving team and special air operations team both of which allow infiltration of enemy territory quietly. This squad also be trained to collect intelligence data to help assault squad.

Charlie platoon
An auxiliary team with roles of strengthening special operations capacity from behind the enemy lines.

Delta platoon
The conventional warfare team which dominated the amphibious warfare of PASKAL teams with special operation skills on the ground and sniping.

Basically each squadron contains a mixture of specialists that is usually adjusted for the specifics of the mission or area it is tasked to operate within.

Each squadron normally carries a Combat Intelligence Team (Malay: Tim Risik Gempur, TRG), trained in maritime tactical intelligence, counter-intelligence and psychological operations.

PASKAL Training

As a Special Forces unit, PASKAL's personnel are required to be mentally and physically agile. Every new trainee undergoes three months of basic commando training at the Royal Malaysian Navy's (RMN) Lumut Naval Base. The basic criteria to joining this elite force is that all applicants must be younger than 30 years old and to be of sound health.
Upon completing the basic commando course, they are sent to the Special Warfare Training Centre (SWTC) in Sungai Udang, Melaka to undergo basic parachuting.

Those who pass the gruelling training process will continue to the Advanced First Class training where they are given specialised courses in several fields such as medic, communications, explosives and electrical–mechanical repairing. They are also required to pass a physical test every three months.

Assignment to PASKAL is conditional on passing the PASKAL Physical Screening Test (PST). Prospective trainees are expected to exceed the minimums. Among others, the PST consists of:
- 7.8 km running in 24 minutes (below 24 years of age)
- 1.5 km swimming in not more than 25 minutes (in a swimming pool)
- 6.4 km swimming in open sea with full mission load - under 120 minutes
- Day–night skydiving at high elevation spots i.e. hills, buildings and on ocean surface.
- Freestyle swimming for 1.5 km under 31 minutes
- Surviving in water with hands and feet fully tied up (drown-proofing)
- Diving without breathing apparatus for a minimum of 7 m in depth

Basic Recruitment Course
- Pre-Selection/Warm-Up
- Basic PASKAL commando
- Diving endurance
- Basic Sky-Diving

Career Development Course
- First Class enrollment
- Underwater Combat Maneuver
- "Laskar Kanan" enrollment
- "Bintara Muda" enrollment
- Diving/Underwater Combat Superior

PASKAL routinely sends officers and men to train with the SAS/UK, NGSLO, BUD/SEAL, EOD (USA), Submarine Escape (Australia), Assault Swimmer and Australia, Clearance Diver (Australia/USA), Sniper Supervisor (Australia), Mountain Climbing (France), SASR of Australia, etc.

On 26 August 1991, the National Security Council declared PASKAL as Malaysia's main counter-terrorist task force for the security of oil rigs and oil tanker ships and forms one of the elements in the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), or the Pasukan Aturgerak Cepat (PAC).

Noteable PASKAL members

- First Admiral Assoc. Prof.Dr. Haji Sutarji Bin Kasmin (retired) — first commanding officer of PASKAL, considered godfather of PASKAL
- Rear Admiral Nasaruddin Bin Othman — second commanding officer of PASKAL, replacing Admiral Dr. Haji Sutarji Kasmin
- Captain Jamaludin Bin Mohd Saman RMN
- Commander Abd Malek Bin Hj Mohd Daud RMN
- Commander Ahmad Ramli Bin Kardi — honored Ahli Mangku Negara, Ahli Mahkota Perak medal
- Commander Anuar Bin Alias — honored Panglima Gagah Berani medal
- Commander George Paul Thomas Rozario
- Commander Jason PASKAL
- Lieutenant Commander Che Adnan Bin Mat Isa
- Sub Lieutenant Mohd Aswad Bin Zakerya
- Master Chief Petty Officer Mohd Room Bin Bahari
- Seaman Hairi Mat Balong
- PASKAL Senior Seaman Sukeri Bin Abdullah (1994 - 1997)

RMN PASKAL

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The History of Paskal or "Pasukan Khas Laut" began in 1975, when The Royal Malaysian Navy saw a need for a security regiment trained in modern maritime warfare. It's main purpose is to protect naval bases all over Malaysia. The first batch of 30 officers and men were sent to Central Commando Training Center located at Sg Udang Melaka, Indonesia KOPASKA (TNI-AL/Indonesian Navy Underwater Combat Unit), Royal Marine Commando, UK and BUD-SEAL, USA. On 1st October 1980, PASKAL was officially established when the Government started to enforce the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) which covered 200 nautical miles off Malaysian waters. Other than that, there was also a requirement to protect Malaysian offshore stations near the disputed Spratly island. Therefore, "Pasukan Khas Laut" (PASKAL) an elite navy commando team was formed on 1st October 1982 that able to execute military combat in total at sea, air and land. PASKAL has an associate training program abroad such as the SAS/UK, NGSLO , BUD/SEAL, EOD - USA, Submarine Escape - Australia, Assault Swimmer - Australia, Clearance Diver - Australia/USA, Sniper Supervisor - Australia and Mountain Climbing - France, SASR Australia etc. On 26 August 1991, the National Security Council declared NAVY PASKAL is the main task force team to neutralize any terrorist attempt against oil rigs and oil tanker/ship and to act as one of the elements in Pasukan Aturgerak Cepat (PAC) or "Immediate Response Team". Today, PASKAL is equipped with the latest and most sophisticated weaponary and gadgets, such as night vision, sub skimmer (UDV), laser-guided assault rifle etc. Today, many among military personnel in the country, laud them to be the best operative special force in the region.

Royal Malaysian Navy Submarines (Scorpene)

Cherbourg, France (AHN) – The first Malaysian submarine jointly built by French and Spanish firms was completed on Tuesday at a dockyard in northwestern France.

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Malaysian naval commanders, French defense officials and representatives of DCNS dockyard in Cherbourg, Normandy inaugurated the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, broke the ceremonial bottle of water against the submarine’s sail to formally launch the vessel named after Malaysia’s founder and first prime minister.

Mansor also unveiled a plaque of the submarine as part of the inaugural ceremony and called upon Allah to bless the vessel and its crews.

The officials toured the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of two submarines ordered by the Royal Malaysian Navy from DCNS and Spain’s Navantia in 2002. The submarine is armed with torpedoes, anti-surface-ship missiles and sea mines.

In a speech, Najib said the submarine aims to protect Malaysia’s sovereignty and maritime interests. He said it will also contribute to maritime security and safety in Southeast Asia.

RMN Formation Commanders

 
Panglima Armada FLEET COMMANDER 
VICE ADMIRAL DATO’ AHMAD KAMARULZAMAN BIN AHMAD BADARUDDIN
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Panglima Mawila 1

COMMANDER OF NAVAL REGION I
FIRST ADMIRAL ABD AZIZ BIN HJ MOHD DOM RMN
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Panglima Mawila 2 COMMANDER OF NAVAL REGION II
FIRST ADMIRAL SYED ZAHIRUDDIN PUTRA BIN SYED OSMAN
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laksma abdul ghani.jpg COMMANDER OF NAVAL REGION III

FIRST ADMIRAL ABDUL GHANI BIN OTHMAN 

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LAKSAMANA PERTAMA YAHYA BIN HASHIM COMMANDER OF NAVAL FLEET SYSTEM
FIRST ADMIRAL YAHYA BIN HASHIM
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LAKSAMANA PERTAMA MUSA BIN OMAR

COMMANDER OF NAVAL EDUCATION & TRAINING RMN
REAR ADMIRAL MUSA BIN OMAR
PAT DNS KAT KMN AMN PPS PPA

Panglima Bantuan TLDM

COMMANDER OF NAVAL SUPPORT RMN
FIRST ADMIRAL ABD RAHMAN BIN ABD KARIM
PAT PCM KAT KMN PPS PPA mpat psc
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 July 2008 )