Three PAF officers promoted to Air Marshal rank

They have been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz


APP July 03, 2018
Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar, Air Marshal Javed Saeed and Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali. PHOTO: PAF

ISLAMABAD: The government has promoted three Air Vice Marshal of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) – Syed Noman Ali, Zaheer Ahmad Babar and Javad Saeed – to the rank of Air Marshal.

The three officers have been awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military) and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (military), said a press release issued by the country’s air force here on Tuesday.

Air Marshal Syed Noman Ali was commissioned in GD (P) branch of the air force in April, 1986. He is a qualified flying instructor. During his illustrious career, he has commanded Combat Commanders' School and an Operational Air Base.

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In his staff appointments, he has served as Director Operations and Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Inspector General Air Force, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations), Chief Project Director JF-17 at Air Headquarters Islamabad.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders' School, Air War College, Air War College (USA), and National Defence University.

Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar was commissioned in GD (P) branch of Pakistan Air Force in April, 1986. During his dazzling career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron an Operational Air Base and regional air command.

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In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operation Research & Development), Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training Officers) and Director General Projects at Air Headquarters Islamabad.

He has also served as Additional Secretary at Ministry of Defence. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders' School, Air War College and Royal College of Defence Studies, UK.

Air Marshal Javad Saeed was commissioned in GD (P) branch of Pakistan Air Force in November, 1986. During his distinguished career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, Fighter Wing, an Operational Air Base and regional air command.

In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters Islamabad. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders' School, Air War College and National Defence University.

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