Maj Gen (Rtd) Dato’ Seri Hj. Khairuddin bin Hj. Abu Bakar, a Malaysian aged 72, was graduated from Charles Sturt University, Australia in Master of Business Administration. He served in the Malaysian Army for 38 years, specializing in procurement, warehousing, inventory management and logistics operation. He was born on 13 May 1950 in Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman. He is married to Datin Dr Hjh Fowzia binti Osman PhD and blessed with six children. He started his career in the Royal Malaysian Ordnance Corps and served in various capabilities. Among the appointments held were Principle Provision Officer at Central Ordnance Depot, Senior Logistics, Operations & Plan at UNISOM Headquarters in Somalia, Deputy Commandant cum Head of Management of the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Director of Defence Policy at the Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters, Assistant Chief of Staff Army Logistics at Army Headquarters, and General Officer Commanding Logistics Division. He retired on 12 May 2006 in the rank of Major General.
He did stint of courses abroad namely, Commonwealth and Foreign Ordnance Officer course in United Kingdom, Senior Ordnance Officer Management in India, Ordnance Officer Advance course in United States of America and Institute of Industrial Engineers in Australia. Besides attending courses abroad, he attended seminars in Fiji, China, South Korea and Greece. He is awarded a Member with the Malaysian Institute of Management. He is also a graduate of the Malaysian Armed Defence College, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he holds the post of President of The Royal Ordnance Veteran Association, a non-governmental organization.
Through his excellence service to the nation, he was conferred Dato Setia Diraja Kedah (DSDK), Johan Setia Mahkota (JSM), Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera (PAT), Setia Diraja Kedah (SDK), Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN), Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK), Bintara Setia Kelantan (BSK), and United Nations medal (while serving in Somalia).