Chief of Naval Staff
Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila NI(M)
Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila NI(M) was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1975. A highly qualified surface navy officer who, during his distinguished career, has held challenging Command and Staff appointments, which include; Command of a guided missile Destroyer PNS BADR and 25th Destroyer Squadron. He had the distinction of being Director General Maritime Security Agency and Commander Logistics. He also had the coveted honour of Commanding Pakistan Navy Fleet during the period from Oct 2008 to Nov 2009.
His staff appointments include Deputy Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Plans. Deputy Chief of Naval staff Projects and all important Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Operations. Before being appointed as the Chief of the Naval Staff, the Admiral was serving as Chief of Staff at Naval Headquarters Islamabad.
The Admiral is a graduate of Naval Command and Staff College from Indonesia and Armed Forces War College at National Defence University.
He is recipient of the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) and "Chevalier de I' Ordre National de Merite" for rescue of French nationals in Maldives during Tsunami in December.