History of Pakistani Army Generals
General Sir Douglas David Gracey, KCB,
KCIE, CBE, MC was born on 3 Sept 1894. He was commissioned in British
Army and served in both the First and Second World Wars. He is the second
Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan, holding this office from 11 February 1948
to 16 January 1951.General Sir Douglas David Gracey, KCB, KCIE, CBE, MC was
born on 3 Sept 1894. He was commissioned in British Army and served in
both the First and Second World Wars. He is the second Chief of Army Staff
of Pakistan, holding this office from 11 February 1948 to 16 January 1951.
General Sir Douglas David Gracey, KCB, KCIE, CBE, MC was born on 3
Sept 1894. He was commissioned in British Army and served in both the
First and Second World Wars. He is the second Chief of Army Staff of
Pakistan, holding this office from 11 February 1948 to 16 January 1951
Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan
Field Marshal General Muhammad Ayub
Khan HJ, N.Pk, H.Pb, Psc was born on 14 May 1907. He was selected for
Royal Military Academy Sand Hurst in 1922 and got commission on 2nd Feb
1928. He joined the 1st Battalion of the 14 Punjab regiment (Sherdils),
later known as 5 Punjab Regiment. He was made Commander-in-Chief of the
Pakistan Army on January 17, 1951, succeeding General Sir Douglas Gracey,
thus becoming the first native Pakistani General to hold this prestigious
General Muhammad Musa
General Muhammad Musa HJ, H.Pk, H.Q.A,
M.B.E, IDC, Psc was born on 20 Nov 1908.He got commission from Indian
Military Academy in Dehradun on 1st Feb 1935. He was posted to the 6th
Royal Battalion, the 13th Frontier Force Rifles as a Platoon Commander in
1936. He served with distinction in the Pakistani Army and rose to the
rank of the commander in chief of Pakistan Armed Forces on 1st April 1957
and held the office till 17 Sept 1966.
General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan
General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan H.Pk,
HJ, S.Pk, Psc was born on 4 Feb 1917. He got commission in British Army on
15 Jul 1939.He became Chief of Army Staff on 18 Sep 1966 and held this
office till 20 Dec 1971.
General Tikka Khan
General Tikka Khan HJ, HQA, S.Pk was
born on 7 Jul 1915.He was a graduate of the Indian Military Academy at
Dehradun, and was commissioned on 22 Dec 1940. General Tikka Khan was
Pakistanís Chief of Army Staff from 3rd March 1972 to 1st March 1976.
General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
General Zia-ul-Haq Psc was born in
Jalandhar in India on 12 September 1924. He was commissioned in the
British Army on 12 May 1943. At Pakistanís independence, he joined the
Pakistani Army as a major. He got trained in the United States 1962Ė1964
at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas. On 1 April 1976, he was appointed Chief of Army Staff.
General Asif Nawaz Janjua HI (M), SBt
(Bar), afwc, Psc, NI (M) was born on 3 January 1937. He was selected
for Royal Military Academy Sand Hurst and got commission on 31 March
1957. He was made Chief of Army Staff from 1991 to 1993
General Abdul Waheed
General Abdul Wahid HI (M), NI (M)
SBt, afwc, Psc (c), was born on 20 March 1937 and got commission on
18 October 1959. General Wahid Kakar is remembered for starting the
Shaheen Nuclear Missile Project. He was made Chief of Army Staff on 12
January 1993 and held the office till 12 January 1996.
General Jehangir Karamat
General Jehangir Karamat NI (M), SBt,
afwc, Psc, Fsc (u) got commission on 14 October 1961. General
Karamat is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
at Fort Leavenworth, U.S.A. He was made Chief of the Army Staff on
12 January 1996 and held the office till 7 October 1998.
General Pervez Musharraf NI (M), TBt,
rcds, afwc, Psc, gsc was born on August 11, 1943 in Delhi, British
India). He got commission from PMA kakul on 19 April 1964. In 1998 he
was promoted to General and took over as the Chief of Army Staff and he had
been holding this office till November 2007.
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was
commissioned from Paksitan Military Academy, Kakul in Baloch Regiment
in 1971. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is graduate of Fort Benning
(USA), Command and Staff College Quetta, Command and General Staff
College Fort Leavenworth (USA), Asia Pacific Center for Security
Studies, Hawaii (USA), and National Defence College Islamabad.
The General possesses wide ranging experience in Command,
Instructional and staff appointments. He has commanded an infantry
Battalion, Infantry Brigade, Infantry Division and a Corps. He has
been on the faculty of School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta., Officer
Training School Mangla, Command and Staff College Quetta and National
Defence University Islamabad.
Besides being Chief of Staff Corps, the General has also held the
coveted appointment of Director General Military Operations. He has
served as Director General Inter Services Intelligence. He has been
awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz and Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) for his
Imbued with the qualities of head and heart, General is perceived to
be a purposeful and pragmatic Commander and embodiment of
professionalism. Excellence and perfection remain the hallmark of his
An avid golfer and a keen sportsman, General is also the President of
Pakistan Golf Association. He is married and has a son and daughter.