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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army is the highest post in the Pakistan Army. The current Chief of Army Staff is General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The COAS operates from army headquarters in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.

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List of Army Chiefs

No. Name Term of Appointment Unit of Commission Decorations
1 General Sir Frank Messervy August 15, 1947 – February 10, 1948 9th Hodson's Horse KCSI, KBE, CB, DSO
2 General Sir Douglas Gracey February 11, 1948 – January 16, 1951 1st Gurkha Rifles KCB, KCIE, CBE, MC
3 Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan January 16, 1951 – October 26, 1958 1/14 Punjab Regiment NPk, HPk, HJ, GCMG, MBE
4 General Muhammad Musa Khan October 27, 1958 – June 17, 1966 6/13 Frontier Force Rifles HPk, HJ, HQA, MBE
5 General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan June 18, 1966 – December 20, 1971 4/10 Baluch Regiment HPk, HJ, SPk
6 Lieutenant General Gul Hassan Khan December 20, 1971 – March 3, 1972 Armoured Corps SPk, SQA
7 General Tikka Khan March 3, 1972 – March 1, 1976 12 Artillery HJ, HQA, SPk
8 General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq March 1, 1976 – August 17, 1988 Armoured Corps
9 General Mirza Aslam Beg August 17, 1988 – August 16, 1991 Baloch Regiment NI(M), SBt
10 General Asif Nawaz August 16, 1991 – January 8, 1993 Punjab Regiment NI(M), SBt (Bar)
11 General Abdul Waheed January 11, 1993 – January 12, 1996 Frontier Force Regiment NI(M), SBt
12 General Jehangir Karamat January 12, 1996 – October 6, 1998 Armoured Corps NI(M), TBt
13 General Pervez Musharraf October 6, 1998 – November 28, 2007 Artillery NI(M), TBt
14 General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani November 29, 2007 – Baloch Regiment NI(M), HI

List of Army Vice Chiefs

The post of Vice Chiefs of Army Staff existed whenever the Chief of Army Staff was also the President of Pakistan.

No. Name Term of Appointment Unit of Commission Decorations
1 General Abdul Hamid Khan March 25, 1969 – December 20, 1971 Baloch Regiment HQA, SPk
2 General Mohammad Sawar Khan April 13, 1980 – March 22, 1984 Artillery NI(M)
3 General Khalid Mahmud Arif March 22, 1984 – March 29, 1987 Armoured Corps NI(M), SBt
4 General Mirza Aslam Beg March 29, 1987 – August 17, 1988 Baloch Regiment NI(M), SBt
5 General Muhammad Yusaf Khan October 8, 2001 – October 6, 2004 Armoured Corps NI(M)
6 General Ahsan Saleem Hyat October 7, 2004 – October 7, 2007 Armoured Corps NI(M)
7 General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani October 8, 2007 – November 28, 2007 Baloch Regiment NI(M), HI

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