Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed
: تنویر محمود احمد; born 1952) is a retired four star general
and a career Air Officer
in the Pakistan Air Force
who commanded, as the chief of air staff
of the Pakistan Air Force
, from 2006 to 2009. He was replaced by Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman
as Chief Staff on 18 March 2009. The News
, 8 March 2009
Initial training and education
Tanvir Ahmed got his initial education in Lahore
, and did his high school from PAF Public School Sargodha
where he belonged to 15th entry (767 – Fury House). Thereafter, he joined PAF Academy
, Risalpur in 1969 and was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force as a fighter pilot in 15 April 1972 in the 53rd GD(P) Course.
The air marshal is a graduate of Turkish Air War College and National Defence College
, Islamabad from where he did his masters in Strategic Studies.
Air Force career
Air Marshal Tanvir is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) and a graduate of Combat Commanders School (CCS). He has commanded the CCS Mirage Squadron, No. 38 Wing, PAF Base Sargodha
and his alma mater the PAF Academy, Risalpur
. He has flown the American F-86 Sabre
and F-16 Fighting Falcon
aircraft and other aircraft of Chinese
origin in the PAF inventory.
The Air Marshal has also served in United Arab Emirates Air Force
as a fighter instructor pilot.
In staff jobs, the air marshal has served as deputy director in Operations Branch,... Read More