Afzal Tahir promoted to vice admiral
ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has promoted Rear Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir to the rank of vice admiral with immediate effect, according to a Ministry of Defence notification.
Vice Admiral Muhammad Afzal Tahir is presently deputy chief of naval staff (training and personnel) at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad. He joined the navy in 1967 and was commissioned in the operations branch in 1970. He saw action in the 1971 war.
The admiral joined naval aviation in 1973 and was later appointed helicopter warfare instructor. He is a graduate of the Joint Services Staff College (JSSC) and National Defence College of Pakistan. He has vast experience of staff and command appointments. His staff appointments include deputy chief of naval staff (operations), deputy chief of naval staff (projects), chief staff officer to the Pakistan fleet commander and instructor at the JSSC. His command assignments include the command of a guided missile destroyer and command of naval aviation. His last command appointment was as the commander of the Pakistan fleet. He is a recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz. He is married and has three daughters and two sons.