Army Chiefs of Pakistan
Army Chiefs of Pakistan
General Raheel Sharif, Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) hails from a martial stock. He was born in Quetta on 16 June 1956 to Major and Mrs Muhammad Sharif. He is younger brother of Major Shabir Sharif, NH, SJ and Capt Mumtaz Sharif, Sbt. He is an alumnus of Govt College Lahore, and Pakistan Military Academy from where he passed out with 54th PMA Long Course. He was commissioned in Oct 1976 in the battle hardened and renowned 6th Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment in which his elder brother had embraced Shahadat.
The officer carries with him a vast experience of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. He served as the Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and has commanded two infantry units i.e 6 Frontier Force Regiment at Kashmir along LOC and 26 Frontier Force Regiment along the Sialkot Border. He remained on the faculty of the Command and Staff College, Quetta and attended Armed Forces War Course at National Defence University, Islamabad in 1998. As a Brigadier, he has commanded two Infantry Brigades, including an Independent Infantry Brigade Group. The General has had the honor of being the Chief of Staff of two Corps, i.e 30 Corps and 12 Corps. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies, United Kingdom.
He has been the General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division and the Commandant of prestigious Pakistan Military Academy. As a Lieutenant General he served as Corps Commander 30 Corps for two years before taking over as Inspector General Training and Evaluation in which capacity he oversaw the training of Pakistan Army. His stewardship resulted in fructification of Pakistan Army�s operational thought and doctrinal response to the much vaunted Cold Start doctrine of Indian Army. The general is married and has two sons and a daughter. He is an avid reader and enjoys hunting and swimming.
On Nov 27,2013, the government approved Sharif's appointment for the slot of Chief of Army Staff, a position that he will be taking over from Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who will be stepping down on Nov 29, 2013 after serving as military chief for six years.
|01-||General Sir Frank Messervy||August 15, 1947||February 10, 1948|
|02-||General Sir Douglas Gracey||February 11, 1948||January 16, 1951|
|03-||Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan||January 16, 1951||October 26, 1958|
|04-||General Muhammad Musa Khan||October 27, 1958||June 17, 1966|
|05-||General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan||June 18, 1966||December 20, 1971|
|06-||Lieutenant General Gul Hassan Khan||December 20, 1971||March 3, 1972|
|07-||General Tikka Khan||March 3, 1972||March 1, 1976|
|08-||General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq||March 1, 1976||August 17, 1988|
|09-||General Mirza Aslam Beg||August 17, 1988||August 16, 1991|
|10-||General Asif Nawaz Janjua||August 16, 1991||January 8, 1993|
|11-||General Abdul Waheed Kakar||January 11, 1993||January 12, 1996|
|12-||General Jehangir Karamat||January 12, 1996||October 6, 1998|
|13-||General Pervez Musharraf||October 6, 1998||November 28, 2007|
|14-||General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani||November 29, 2007||29 November 2013|
|15-||General Raheel Sharif||29 November 2013||Present|