Source: BBC News
On August 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "A 48-year-old senior officer who joined the Royal Navy in 1977 has been appointed rear admiral and becomes the highest ranking Muslim in the service. Commodore Amjad Hussain, who lives in Hertfordshire, will head the defence logistics organisation in Bath. His last posting was at Portsmouth where he was the naval base commander. He is an outspoken supporter of ethnic minorities joining the armed forces... The engineering and business administration graduate from Durham University has served in fishing protection vessels and as a weapons officer on an aircraft carrier."