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Air Vice Marshal Azher Hasan, SI(M), SBt

Born in 1958, Air Vice Marshal Azher Hasan completed his early education as well as graduation from PAF College, Sargodha. Subsequently, he joined Pakistan Air Force in the GD (P) branch and graduated with distinction from PAF Academy Risalpur in December, 1979. After completing his Fighter and Operational Conversion courses, he initially flew Chinese F-6 fighter aircraft and later F-16 fighter aircraft for most part of his career. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and has been Chief Instructor F-16 at the prestigious Combat Commanders' School. He is an accomplished hardcore fighter pilot who had the privilege of commanding an elite fighter squadron and a fighter base. The air officer successfully completed all his professional courses with distinction.

Air Vice Marshal Azher Hasan has served on important staff appointments at Air Headquarters including Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans), Deputy Chief Project Director (Operations) JF-17 and Director General Air Force Strategic Command. He has also served as Air Attachι at Washington, USA. He is a graduate of PAF Air War College, Faisal and National Defense College, Islamabad.

Presently, he is serving as Commandant, PAF Air War College, Faisal.

He is married and blessed with three children. In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been decorated with Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Sitara-i-Basalat.

   
 
EDUCATION
  • 2006 MSc in Defense & Strategic Studies from NDC / Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
  • 1997 BSc (Hons) in War Studies from PAF Air War College, Faisal
  • 1978 BSc (Punjab University) from PAF College, Sargodha
  • 1978 FSc e (Pre-Engg) from PAF College, Sargodha
  • 1974 Matriculation from PAF College, Sargodha
ASSIGNMENTS
  • November, 2010 – Present, Commandant, PAF Air War College, Faisal
  • March, 2009 – November, 2010, Director General Air Force Strategic Command
  • June, 2007 – February, 2009 Base Commander, PAF Base Mianwali
  • June, 2006 – June, 2007 – Deputy Chief Project Director (Operations) JFI-17 PMO
  • July, 2005 – June, 2006, On course NDC
  • December, 2004 – July, 2005, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans)
  • November, 2001 – December, 2004, Air Attachι Washington, USA
  • July, 2000 – November, 2001 –Director Surveillance, Targeting and Analysis, Air Headquarters, Chaklala
  • February, 1999 – July, 2000 –Deputy Director Operational Requirement & Development, Directorate of Plans
  • July, 1997, February, 1999, Officer Commanding 9 MR Squadron, Sargodha
  • July, 1996 – July, 1997, On course PAF Air War College, Faisal
  • December, 1994 – July, 1996, Flight Commander (Operations), 11 MR Squadron, Sargodha
  • February, 1994 – December, 1994, Chief Instructor F-16 Combat Commanders' School, Sargodha
  • August, 1993 -- February, 1994, on course Combat Commanders' School, Sargodha
  • January, 1992 – August, 1993, Squadron Pilot 11 MR Squadron, Sargodha
  • December, 1990 – January, 1992, Instructor Pilot at Flying Instructor School, Risalpur
  • November, 1988 – March, 1989, On course Flying Instructor School, Risalpur
  • March, 1985 – September, 1986 – Squadron Pilot No 9 MR Squadron, Sargodha
  • September, 1986, November, 1988 – Squadron Pilot 14 MR Squadron, Minhas
  • December, 1984 – March, 1985 – Conversion course 11MR Squadron, Sargodha
  • March, 1984 – December, 1984, Squadron Pilot 23 Squadron, Samungli
  • June, 1983 – March, 1984, Squadron Pilot 15 Squadron, Peshawar
  • November, 1981 – June, 1983, Squadron Pilot 26 Squadron, Peshawar
  • February, 1981 – November, 1981, Operational Conversion Course 25 Squadron, Sargodha
  • December, 1979 – January, 1981, Fighter Conversion Course, Mianwali
  • August, 1978 – December, 1979 – Flying Training at PAF Academy, Risalpur
COURSES
  • National Security Workshop at NDU 2010
  • National Defense Course (NDC) 2006
  • Air War Course 1997
  • Flying Instructors Course 1989
  • Electronic Warfare Staff Officers Course (USA) 1988
  • Junior Command & Staff Studies Course 1986
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION
  • F-16 1685:45
  • F-6 410:50
  • Trainers 1065:25
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) 2008
  • Sitara-i-Basalat 1999
  • Letter of Commendation 1998
  • Chief of the Air Staff Commendation Certificate 1995
  • Professional Excellence Badge 1993
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
  • Air Vice Marshal-- March 28, 2009
  • Air Commodore -- December 22, 2004
  • Group Captain-- August 12, 2000
  • Wing Commander-- July 07, 1994
  • Squadron Leader-- August 16, 1987
  • Flight Lieutenant-- June 01, 1983
  • Flying Officer -- December 07, 1980
  • Pilot Officer -- December 07, 1979
 
Last Updated : May 2011