Rashad Mahmood

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Rashad Mahmood Kaira
راشد محمود
Rashad Mahmood.jpg
Rashad Mahmood Kaira lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in 2014
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
Assumed office
29 November 2013
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani (Acting)
Personal details
Born Pakistan
Awards Order of Excellence Nishan-e-Imtiaz.png Nishan-e-Imtiaz
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service May 1975 - Present
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General

Rashad Mahmood (Urdu/Western Punjabi: راشد محمود), is a four-star rank army general in the Pakistan Army and currently serving as the 16th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. He was appointed as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on November 27, 2013.[1]


He was commissioned in 1973 to Baloch Regiment.[2]

He has attended Company Commander Course from France and is a graduate of Canadian Army Command and Staff College, National Defence University, Pakistan. The General Officer has varied experience of Command, Staff and Instructional appointments. His major appointments include Platoon Commander, Pakistan Military Academy, Brigade Major Infantry Brigade, Instructor at Command and Staff College and NDU Pakistan. He has remained Chief of Staff of Bahawalpur Corps and Military Secretary to the President. The General Officer has commanded two Infantry Battalions, two Infantry Brigades and United Nations contingent at Congo, Infantry Division at Jhelum, Director General at Inter-Service Intelligence Directorate, Islamabad and Commander Lahore IV Corps (Pakistan). After commanding the Corps, he took over as Chief of General Staff (Pakistan) in January 2013. The General Officer has been conferred with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)[3] and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (military).[4]


  1. ^ "Dawn News". Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gen Rashid likely to be new army chief". The Nation. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". Ispr.gov.pk. 1956-06-16. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  4. ^ "President honours army chief, JCSC head with Nishan-e-Imtiaz". Tribune. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Ashfaq Pervez Kayani (Acting)
Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
2013 - Present