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Commandant National Security College, NDU

Air Vice Marshal Rashid Kamal, SI(M)

Born in 1960, Air Vice Marshal Rashid Kamal received his early education in Rawalpindi and HSSC education from Karachi. Subsequently, he joined Pakistan Air Force and graduated from PAF Academy, Risalpur in October, 1981. He is an accomplished Fighter pilot with a rich experience on F-6, F-7 and the Mirage aircraft. He is an experienced flying instructor, and has imparted instructional duties at No 22 OCU, Basic Flying Training Wing, PAF Academy Risalpur and UAE Air Force. He commanded a fighter squadron, a fighter wing and an operational base. He also has served as Commandant College of Flying Training, PAF Academy Risalpur. . Currently he is serving as Commandant National Security College at NDU Islamabad.

In staff jobs at Air Headquarters, the Air Vice Marshal has served as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Safety). He is a graduate of PAF Air War College, Faisal and Armed Forces War College (AFWC). He has also served as Directing Staff at the Armed Forces War College,NDU.

Air Vice Marshal Rashid Kamal is married and is blessed with two sons and a daughter. He is a keen golfer. In recognition of his meritorious and exceptionally dedicated services, he has been decorated with the award of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

  • 2006 Master's Degree in War Studies at NDU Islamabad
  • 2002 Master 's Degree in Strategic Studies Staff at AWC Faisal
  • 1998 Bachelor's Degree in Science(Honours), War Studies at AWC Faisal
  • 1979 Bachelor's Degree in Science, PAF Academy Risalpur
  • July,2011 Till date, Commandant National Security College ,NDU
  • August ,2010 July, 2011, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Safety)
  • August ,2009 August,2010 ,Base Commander PAF Base Masroor
  • July,2008 August,2009 , Commandant CFT, PAF Academy Risalpur
  • June, 2006 July,2008 , DS at AFWC, NDU
  • July,2005 April,2006, On Course at NDU
  • July,2004 June,2005 , OC 34 Flg Wg PAF Base Rafiqui
  • August, 2002 July,2004, ALO HQ 2 Corps Multan
  • July, 2001 August,2002 , On Course AWC Faisal
  • January,2000 July,2001 OC NO 22 OCU PAF Base Masroor
  • September,1999 December,2000, SOO PAF Base Masroor
  • September 1997 January,1999 ,Flt Cdr(Ops) 7 TA Sqn PAF Base Masroor
  • Feburary,1994 September,1997, On Deputation Abu Dhabi ,UAE
  • June ,1993 - Feburary, 1994, Sqn Pilot 5 TA & R Sqn PAF Base Rafiqui
  • Feburary 1993 June ,1993, On Course CCS Sargodha
  • Feburary,1992 Feburary ,1993, Instructor Pilot 22 OCU PAF Base Masroor
  • March,1989 Feburary,1992 Instructor Pilot BFT Wg PAF Academy Risalpur
  • September,1988 March, 1989, On Course FIS , PAF Academy Risalpur
  • April,1987 September,1988, Sqn Pilot 5 TA & R Sqn PAF Base Rafiqui
  • Feburary,1986, 1981 April,1987 Sqn Pilot 8 TA Sqn PAF Base Masroor
  • October, 1985 Feburary,1986,On Course 22 OCU PAF Base Masroor
  • April,1983 October,1985,Sqn Pilot 17 AS Sqn PAF Base Samungali
  • July,1982 April,1983,On Course 25 Sqn Sargodha
  • November,1981 July,1982,On Course 1 FCU PAF Base Mianwali
  • October,1981- November,1981, Supy PAF Academy Risalpur
  • Rating: Flight Leader
  • Flight Hours: Around 3600
  • Aircraft Flown : Mirage, F-7P, FT-7P, FT-6, F-6, FT-5, T-37, SMSK, MFI-17
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military)
  • Air Vice Marshal - June, 24, 2011
  • Air Commodore - July, 14, 2007
  • Group Captain - August, 2, 2002
  • Wing Commander - July, 5, 1995
  • Squadron Leader - April, 2, 1989
  • Flight Lieutenant - July, 18, 1984
  • Flying Officer - October, 30, 1981
  • Pilot Officer - October, 30, 1980
Last Updated : October 2011