From Gentleman Cadet Raheel Sharif To General Raheel Sharif-Perfect Military Career

Pak Army General Raheel Sharif

Raheel Sharif is one of the greatest army leaders of the today’s world. He is the Chief Of Army Staff of the world’s best army. He is ranked as the No. 1 army leader of the world in 2015. No doubt the Pakistan army, and the Pakistan nation will never get such leader after his retirement. The Pakistani nation will always remember and miss this great leader. He is not only working for his country but he has also made his good efforts in uniting the Muslims of the world.
The life of Raheel Sharif is full of victories. There are many people in this world whom lives are full of victories but there are very few who got honor along with the victories. General Raheel Sharif is among these very few people. The brief army life of General Raheel Sharif is given below.

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Gentleman Cadet

This humble and courageous boy went to the Pakistan military academy in November 1974. After 2-year training in the PMA Kakul, he passed out on 18, October 1976 in the 54 PMA Long Course.

Second Lieutenant

In October 1976, he became the second lieutenant and was sent to the 6-battalion of Frontier Force regiment. 6 battalion of Frontier force regiment was also the battalion of his elder brother Major Shabbir Sharif.


After 6 months, two pips placed on his shoulders and he became the lieutenant in April 1977.


He was awarded the rank of captain after 2.5 years in October 1979.


Exactly after 5 years, in October 1984 he became major. During his life as major, he served as Adjutant in the Pakistan military academy.

Lieutenant Colonel

As only 70% of the Majors gain this rank of lieutenant colonel, Raheel Sharif made his journey to this rank in just 8.5 years. This was May 1993 when he was promoted to this rank. He also served as the Commanding Officer (CO) of the 6 FF regiment.


Only 50 % lieutenant colonels get the rank of colonel. After remaining 6 years as a lieutenant colonel, he was promoted to the rank of the colonel in July 1999.


This rank of the a few officers is achieved by Raheel Sharif in less than 2 years. He was appointed as Brigadier in June 2001. The army Brigade is commanded by the brigadier. During Raheel Sharif life as brigadier, he commanded two different infantry brigades from 2001 to 2006. He also worked as the military secretary during this time.

Major General

In February 2006, Raheel Sharif was promoted to the rank of the major general. The major general holds the position of General Officer Commanding (GOC) and he is in charge of a Division. As a GOC, he commanded the infantry division in Lahore from 2006 to 2008. He was then appointed as the Commandant of the PMA kakul from 2008 to 2010.

Lieutenant General

In April 2010, the rank of lieutenant general which is restricted to just 30 officers of the Pak army, gained by this hard working man. He served as the Corps Commander of the Gujranwala Corps from 2010 to 2012. For the next one year, he was appointed as the Inspector General For training and Evaluation for the Pak army.


With becoming General, he was appointed as the Chief Of Army Staff of the Pak army in November 2013. As a COAS, he made many great decisions for this nation and this nation admires his role in returning peace to the Pakistan.

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General Raheel Sharif with PMA Adjutants

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