Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf on Wednesday assumed the responsibilities of Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK) during a ceremony in Karachi.
Commissioned in the operations branch of the Pakistan Navy in 1989, during his career, Admiral Naveed has served on various command and staff appointments. He has held the important command appointments, including commanding officer of three destroyers, commandant Pakistan Naval Academy, commander 18th and 25th Destroyer Squadrons.
His staff appointments include chief staff officer to commander Combined Task Force-150 HQ Navcent Bahrain, captain training at HQ FOST, naval secretary, deputy chief of naval staff (admin), chief instructor and deputy president National Defence University, Islamabad, said the statement by the Pakistan Navy.
The admiral is a graduate of Pakistan Navy War College Lahore, National Defence University Islamabad and Naval Staff College USA.
In addition, he has also done courses from Royal College of Defence in the UK. In recognition of his meritorious services, Rear Admiral Naveed Ashraf has been awarded with Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Basalat.