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Commander Surainawati binti Haji Abdul Samat currently holds the Commanding Officer Logistic of Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) since 12 November 2018. Commander Surainawati graduated from Coventry University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 1998. She later enlisted into the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) in 20 August 2000 under the Recruit Company, Training Institute RBAF. She graduated as a Lieutenant (Lieutenant Junior Grade) in January 2002 from Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute Military Institute (SAFTI MI), Republic Singapore. After completion of her officer cadet course, she was posted to Support Services RBAF in Bolkiah Garison as Staff Officer Grade 3 Operations.
In June 2003, Commander Surainawati was transferred to the RBN to hold the position as Base Engineering Officer under the Engineering Department RBN. She later held the post as Technical Facility Coordinating Officer and held the post until 2009. During her tour, she manages to oversee the maintenance upkeep of the facilities in RBN as well as building projects such as the expansion of the Jetty Bravo Building Facilities alongside Directorate of Development and Work Services. She was appointed as the Commanding Officer Base of RBN on 22 July 2016.
Commander Surainawati completed the Command and Staff Course at the RBAF Defence Academy, Kg Sungai Akar in October 2014. Upon completion of the course, she held the post as the Dockyard Officer until July 2016. She has also attended various professional courses such as Basic Logistic and Manpower course, Republic Singapore as well as International Shipyard Management and Security Engineering Training and IOSH International Managing Safety.
She has been awarded the RBAF General Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal (P.I.K.B) due to her excellent service towards the RBAF.
Commander Surainawati enjoys high intensive workout and is an avid reader. She is married to Allahyarham Major Shahril Affendi bin Haji Abdullah and blessed with one daughter and two sons.