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Rear Admiral Muhammad Shafi promoted to Vice Admiral.

ISLAMABAD, 19 March , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Rear Admiral Muhammad Shafi HI(M) has been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral with immediate effect. This was notified by Ministry of Defence. Vice Admiral Muhammad Shafi received his commission in 1974 and joined the Operations Branch of the Pakistan Navy. He is Principal Warfare Officer by specialization and has attended PWO course and Command course for Type-21 Ships in UK. He did his staff course from USA and obtained his master (MSc) in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence University Islamabad. He has held various command and staff appointments. On Operational sea billets he has commanded Pakistan Navy destroyer PN SHAHJAHAN PN Frigate PNS SHAMSHER and has also Commanded 25th Destroyer Squadron of Pakistan Navy. On staff side, he has served as Squadron Commander at Pakistan Naval Academy, Captain Training to Flag Officer Sea Training and Fleet Operations Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet. At Naval Headquarters, he was assigned the duties of Director Naval Warfare and Operational Planning, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans), Principal Secretary to Chief of the Naval Staff and Director General Intelligence. He was promoted to Flag rank in March 2005. As Flag Officer he has headed the operations and Training & Personnel Branches of PN in the capacity of Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Personnel) at NHQ. In the field, he has commended Logistic Command of PN before taking over his present appointment as Command Coast Pakistan Navy. He is married and has two children; a son and a daughter. He is fond of cricket and is an avid reader.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 19, 2009
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