The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sohail Aman took over command of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at a ceremony held at the Air Headquarters on Thursday.
Outgoing Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt formally handed over the PAF’s Sword of Command to Air Marshal Sohail Aman.
Both the outgoing and incoming air chiefs were presented with the guard of honour to formally mark change of the command.
Born in 1959, Air Marshal Sohail Aman was commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in November 1980.
Sohail Aman, an accomplished Fighter Pilot, 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 issued here.
During his remarkable career in PAF, Sohail Aman has flown various types of fighter and training aircraft on PAF Inventory.
He holds Master’s Degree in International Studies from Kings College UK and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from Air War College.
During his illustrious career in PAF, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, Combat Commanders’ School, an Operational Air Base and Regional Air Command.