Air Marshal Sohail Aman was on Wednesday named new Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He will take up his new assignment with effect from March 19.
An accomplished fighter pilot, Aman is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College and Royal College of Defence Studies (UK). His career encompasses a wide range of operational, training and command assignments, said a PAF press release. The new air chief was commissioned in the GD(P) branch of PAF in November 1980. During his career in PAF, Aman has flown various types of fighter and training aircraft on PAF inventory.
He holds Master’s degrees in International Studies from Kings College UK and Strategic Studies from Air War College.
During his illustrious career in PAF, Aman has commanded a Fighter Squadron, Combat Commanders’ School, an Operational Air Base and Regional Air Command.
He remained on various important staff appointments. Presently he is serving as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff, (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2015.