Commander of U.S. Naval Forces decorated with King Abdulaziz Medal

February 10, 2013

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz received Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert in Riyadh today. On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince decorated Admiral Greenert with the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Grade in recognition of his distinguished efforts in strengthening the ties of friendship and mutual cooperation between the U.S. and the Kingdom. During the meeting, the two sides also discussed matters of mutual interest.

The audience was attended by Supervisor of the Crown Prince’s Office Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Chief of the General Staff Gen. Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qabil; Commander of Naval Forces Lt. Gen. Dakhilullah bin Ahmed Al-Waqdani; Director General of the Office of the Minister Defense Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan; and U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom James B. Smith.

Later, Admiral Greenert met with Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz.