About Royal Army of Oman (RAO)


  Royal Army of Oman (RAO)



RAO has luminous pages in the history of Omani Military field, a history recognized of its sacrifice and courage. Royal Army of Oman is the most senior of the three services. It was formed as Muscat Garrison in 1907. After that, the garrison expanded and developed itself until it was changed in 1921 to Muscat Infantry. In the late fifties, several military units were formed in different parts of the Sultanate. The Army became an independent service known as Sultan of Oman Land Forces in 1976. In 1990, His Majesty's orders were issued to change the title to the Royal Army of Oman. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, graciously presented the color to the Sultan of Oman Land Forces.