Air Marshal Sohail Aman has been appointed as the Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif moved a summary to the President today.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman will assume command from tomorrow as the Air Chief Marshal after Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt’s tenure expires.
He is a graduate of the Combat Commanders’ School (CCS), Air War College and Kings College (London). He was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on November, 1980 in GD (P) Branch. During his career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.
He remained on various key staff appointments including director operations, director plans and assistant chief of the air staff (operations) at Air Headquarters, in addition to air officer commanding, central air command and deputy chief of the air staff (training).
Currently he is serving as deputy chief of the air staff (operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.
In recognition of his meritorious and exceptionally dedicated services, he has been decorated with the award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt paid a visit to Joint Staff Headquarters to bid farewell to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood.
“The CJCSC appreciated the services rendered by chief of air staff, especially his efforts in transforming Pakistan Air Force into a vibrant and more potent force and cementing inter-services cooperation which is being amply displayed during the ongoing operations,” the ISPR said in a statement.