RAWALPINDI: General Rashad Mahmood assumed charge as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) on Thursday.
A simple but impressive ceremony was held at the Joint Staff Headquarters to formally welcome the newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Rashad Mahmood on assumption of the appointment, said an ISPR press release.
On arrival at the Joint Staff Headquarters, he was received by the Director General Joint Staff, Lieutenant General Muhammad Asif. A smartly turned out contingent of the three Services presented the guard of honour to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who reviewed the parade.
Later, Director Generals of the Joint Staff Headquarters were introduced to the new Chairman.
General Rashad Mahmood was commissioned in May 1975 in Baloch Regiment. He has attended Company Commander Course from France and is a graduate of Commmad & Staff College, Canada and National Defence College, Islamabad.
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 & Staff College and National Defence College. He has remained Chief of Staff Bahawalpur Corps and Military Secretary to the President Rafiq Tarar.
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 Services Intelligence Directorate, Islamabad and Commander Lahore Corps. After commanding the Corps, he took over as Chief of General Staff in January, 2013. The General Officer has been conferred with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).