General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in Artillery Regiment on 24 October 1980. He is graduate of Fort Sill Oklahoma, USA, Command and Staff College Camberley United Kingdom and National Defence University, Islamabad. He has wide experience of command, staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded an artillery regiment, mechanized division artillery, an infantry Brigade and an Infantry Division. He has been Adjutant at PMA, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Army and Air adviser at Pakistan embassy in UK. He has also been Chief of Staff of a strike Corps, Private Secretary to COAS and Director General Staff Studies Directorate at GHQ . He has also held the appointment of Director General Strategic Plan Division (SPD) . He has commanded 31 Corps Bahawalpur.