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Also known as: PG [+]

Country: United Arab Emirates [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Ta'izz Governorate [+]
Hadramaut Governorate [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Al Ain [+] 6 May 2017 [+]


Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Operation Restoring Hope [+] Yemen [+] Arab Coalition [+]
Arab Coalition Forces [+]
Arab Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen [+]
Gulf Arab coalition [+]
Hope Restoration Operation [+]
Joint Forces [+]
Operation Renewal of Hope [+]
Operation Storm of Resolve [+]
Saudi-led Arab Coalition [+]
Saudi-led Coalition [+]
coalition forces [+]
operations Renewal of Hope [+]
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Operation [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]

Parent units

All units that have held a command position over this unit.
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Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
2 Khalifa bin Zayid Mechanized Brigade [+] 2nd Khalifa bin Zayid Mechanized Brigade [+] Military [+] October 2020 [+]
Reconnaissance Group [+] Military [+] October 2020 [+]
Special Operations Command [+] PG-SOC [+]
SOC [+]
Military [+] 2011 [+] October 2020 [+]


Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Mike Hindmarsh [+] None Commander [+] 2011 [+] 19 February 2017 [+]
Mohammed Mattar Al Khaili [+] Staff Brigadier [+] Deputy Commander [+] 6 May 2017 [+]


List of all sources used to evidence the data in this record Click the "+" symbol next to every data point in the record to see the sources used for that data point.

Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
28 September 2020 United Nations Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 (A/HRC/45/6) 04 December 2020
11 April 2017 Security Force Monitor This unit is a placeholder to represent the hierarchical structure of this branch of the security service, based on the Security Force Monitor's research, as the Monitor does not currently have a source for a parent relationship to a specific, named unit
10 February 2016 Emirates News Agency Mohamed bin Zayed arrives in New Delhi 23 June 2019
20 April 2017 Emirates News Agency UAE-Malaysian ‘Desert Tiger 4’ joint military exercise concludes 03 December 2020
06 May 2017 Emirates News Agency UAE Armed Forces observe 41st Unification Day Anniversary 29 June 2019
01 December 2020 Emirates News Agency On 49th National Day, UAE will complete journey full of achievements: Saqr Ghobash 03 December 2020
December 2012 Complex Operational Environment and Threat Integration Directorate OE Threat Assessment: United Arab Emirates (UAE) 20 November 2020
25 January 2019 United Nations Letter dated 25 January 2019 from the Panel of Experts on Yemen addressed to the President of the Security Council. (S/2019/83) 29 April 2019
29 July 2020 Emirates News Agency Mohamed bin Zayed receives US Secretary of the Army 03 December 2020
14 February 2016 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Retired Australian Major General Mike Hindmarsh faces questions about knowledge of civilian attacks in Yemen 30 November 2020
October 2020 American Enterprise Institute Sizing Up Little Sparta: Understanding UAE Military Effectiveness 25 November 2020
July 2020 Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Risk Perception and Appetite in UAE Foreign and National Security Policy 30 November 2020
25 April 2013 Department of Defense U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with United Arab Emirates Gen. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, center, the deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, foreign affairs minister, in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2013. Hagel met with defense leaders on his last stop of a six-day trip to the region. 03 December 2020
19 February 2017 Department of Defense Presidential Guard 30 November 2020
26 April 2015 Kuwait News Agency Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Saudi Defense Min. discuss Yemen's conditions 18 May 2019
26 January 2018 United Nations Final report of the Panel of Experts in accordance with paragraph 6 of resolution 2342 (2017). (S/2018/594). 03 June 2019