RAWALPINDI - Newly appointed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Lieutenant General Rashad Mahmood was commissioned in May 1975 in Baloch Regiment.

He has attended Company Commander Course from France and is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Canada and National Defence College, Islamabad. According to his bio data issued by ISPR here, the officer has varied experience of command, staff and instructional appointments.

His major appointments include platoon commander, brigade major at 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.

The general officer has commanded two infantry battalions, two infantry brigades and United Nations contingent at Congo, infantry division at Jhelum, as director general at Inter Service Intelligence Directorate, Islamabad and as Commander Lahore Corps. After commanding the Corps, he took over as Chief of General Staff in January 2013. He was conferred with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).