General Qamar Javed Bajwa assumed command of Pakistan Army as the 16th COAS on November 29, 2016. In a specially organized ceremony at GHQ, former COAS, Gen (R) Raheel Shareef passed the baton of command to Gen Bajwa, thus formally handing over military’s command to the newly appointed chief.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa was commissioned in 16 Baloch Regiment on October 24, 1980. He is a graduate of Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, (Toronto) Canada; Naval Postgraduate School, Monteray (California) USA and National Defence University, Islamabad. He has been an instructor at School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta; Command and Staff College, Quetta and NDU. He has also served as Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Chief of Staff of Rawalpindi Corps. He has commanded 16 Baloch Regiment, an Infantry Brigade and has commanded Infantry Division in Northern Areas as Commander FCNA. He has also commanded Pakistan Contingent in Congo, and has served as Commander 10 Corps, Rawalpindi.
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