Admiral Naveed Ashraf CNS Pakistan

Admiral Naveed Ashraf is the current Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy. He replaced Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi as the head of the Pakistan Navy on October 7, 2023. President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi appointed him as Chief of Naval Staff Pakistan Navy on the advice of Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar prime minister of Pakistan. He was serving as  is serving as Chief of Staff at Naval Headquarters prior to taking over as CNS. He took the office as Head of Trainning and Personnel branch of the Pakistan Navy. He has also previously served as commandant Naval Academy, Vice President of the National Defence University, Naval Secretary, and Deputy Chief of the Naval staff at the Naval Headquarters for administration branch. He was appointed as chief staff officer for Combined Task Force 150 at the United States Naval Forces Central Command, chief instructor of the National Defence University, and captain training at the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). He has been awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Basalat. for his meritorious services.

Naval Chief Admiral Naveed Ashraf

Admiral Naveed Ashraf Naval Chief Pakistan

Admiral Naveed Ashraf Naval Chief

Admiral Naveed Ashraf was commission in the Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1989. He was awarded the Quaid e Azam Gold Medal on successful completion of initial naval training in Germany and Pakistan. He is a graduate of National Defense University Islamabad, US Naval War College and UK's Royal College of Defense Studies.

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