A King and Prince in live fire drill. (Yes, really)

1975

The King of Jordan is a total badass at 56. He’s a graduate of the UK military officers academy, Sandhurst, a helicopter pilot, a jump master, and a soldier of 35 years. He is head of a constitutional monarchy and as head of the Hashemite kingdom he is custodian of the Christian and Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. As a Muslim moderate he promotes interfaith understanding and peace – though he understands the need to defend himself and his country.

Here you can see him training with his son, Prince Hussein,a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces who studied at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and also attended Sandhurst.