Major General Dato’ Mohd Noor bin Osman was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia in 1957. He joined the Malaysian Army as an Officer Cadet in 1979. He attended his Basic Military Trainings at the Royal Military Academy (RMA) Sandhurst, England and was commissioned into the Royal Malay Regiment (Infantry) in 1981. In 1989, he joined the Royal Intelligence Corps as the staff officer at the Military Intelligence Special Branch (MISB). Major General Dato’ Mohd Noor has served in many capacities at staff and command appointments and also an instructor at the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College. During his tenure of service, he has attended several local and oversea courses. Major General Dato’ Mohd Noor is a well educated officer with a master degree, MA (Hons) in Diplomacy and Diploma in International Relations and Security Studies from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom. On his promotion to the rank of Colonel, he spent two years at the National Security Council (NSC) right before he was appointed as the Director of the Royal Intelligence Corps. He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in September 2009 and became a Director of Strategic Intelligence until March 2013. He was then promoted to the rank of Major General on 1 April 2013 and assumed the office of the Director of Defence Intelligence at Eastern Sabah Security Command till end of 2014 before assuming Head of Task Force at Defence Intelligence Staff Division. Major General Dato’ Mohd Noor is married to Datin Azizah and blessed with three children. Last but not least, Major General Dato’ Mohd Noor is a keen golfer and enjoys reading for leisure.