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Rashad Mahmood Kaira
Rashad Mahmood Kaira lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in 2014
|Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee|
29 November 2013
|Prime Minister||Nawaz Sharif|
|Preceded by||Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani (Acting)|
|Years of service||May 1975 - Present|
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.
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) and Nishan-e-Imtiaz (military).
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Ashfaq Pervez Kayani (Acting)
|Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
2013 - Present