The newly appointed Chief of Naval Staff is Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf. The Pakistan Navy’s solemn Change of Command ceremony is slated to occur in Islamabad, the country’s capital, on October 7, 2023.
During the Change of Command ceremony, Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf, who is now the Chief of Staff at Naval Headquarters, will formally take on the distinguished position of Admiral.
Due to his 1989 commission in the Operations Branch of the Pakistan Navy, Vice Admiral Ashraf brings to the role a lot of expertise. His progression through the naval ranks has been characterized by commitment to duty and dedication.
Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf has a distinguished academic background and is a graduate of a number of prestigious universities, including the National Defence University in Islamabad, the US Naval War College, and the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom.
Vice Admiral Ashraf has served in important leadership and staff roles for the Pakistan Navy throughout his career. Notably, he previously held the positions of Commandant of the Pakistan Naval Academy and Commander of the Pakistan Fleet, demonstrating his capacity for strategic vision and leadership.
As Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training and Personnel), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Admin), and Deputy President of the National Defence University, he has also held positions with significant responsibility. He has been able to get a thorough awareness of the nuances of naval administration and operations because to these many different jobs.
Prestigious accolades have recognized Vice Admiral Naveed Ashraf’s devotion to his nation and his extraordinary services to the armed forces. He has received the military’s Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Basalat decorations in recognition of his unshakable devotion to duty and courageous deeds.