Vice Admiral Khan Hasham bin Saddique has been appointed vice chief of Naval Staff by President Mamnoon Hussain with immediate effect.
Prior to his appointment as vice chief of Naval Staff, Saddique served as chief of staff at Naval Headquarters, Islamabad.
Saddique was commissioned in Pakistan Navy Operations branch in June 1980. The Vice Admiral undertook initial training at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, UK. On commissioning, the officer won the coveted Sword of Honour from PakistanNavalAcademy.
Saddique is a graduate of JointServicesStaffCollege and NationalDefenceUniversity, Islamabad. He holds a master’s degree in Operations Research from USA and Joint Warfare and War Studies from Quaid-e-AzamUniversity, Islamabad. He also has a Master of Philospohy degree in Public Policy and Strategic Security Management. He received his early education from PAFCollege, Sargodha and completed his intermediate from CadetCollege, Petaro.
During his distinguished career, Saddique attained vast experience of both command and staff appointments. His command appointments include Command of a Destroyer, CommandantPakistanNavalAcademy, CommandantPakistanNavyWarCollege, CommandantNationalSecurityCollege at NationalDefenceUniversity, Commander Pakistan Fleet and Command of Multi National Combined Task Force 150 at HQ NAVCENT, Bahrain.
His key staff appointments include chief staff officer to commander Pakistan Fleet, assistant chief of Naval Staff (Plans), deputy chief of Naval Staff (Admin), deputy chief of Naval Staff (Operations) and deputy chief of Naval Staff (Projects).
In recognition of his meritorious services, Saddique has also been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military).