Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
General Rashad Mahmood, NI(M)
General Rashad Mahmood, NI(M) was commissioned in an Infantry Regiment in 1975. He is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and National Defence University Islamabad. He holds a Masters Degree in War Studies from National Defence University Islamabad.
His Staff assignments include Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Deputy Assistant Personal Secretary to Chief of the Army Staff, Military Secretary to the President of Pakistan and Chief of Staff in a Corps Headquarters. He remained on the faculty of Pakistan Military Academy, School of Infantry and Tactics, Command & Staff College Quetta and National Defence University Islamabad.
He has commanded two Infantry Regiments, two Infantry Brigades and also has the honour of commanding a multinational United Nations Brigade in Democratic Republic of Congo. The General Officer has commanded an Infantry Division and has also served as Director General Counter Terrorism and Directorate General Inter Services Intelligence. As Lieutenant General, he commanded Corps at Lahore and also served as Chief of the General Staff of Pakistan Army.
On 27 November 2013, he was promoted to the rank of General and appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.
He is married and has a son and daughter..