Adm. Noman Bashir

Thirtyfirst Chairman Board of Governors (2008-2008)

Adm. Noman Bashir - 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif House

Vice Admiral Noman Bashir was the thirty first Chairman Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro from 2008-2008.

He is married and blessed with two sons.

He retired from the Pakistan Navy as Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff

Noman Bashir joined Pakistan Navy in 1971 and was commissioned in the Operations Branch in 1973.

He graduated from the Royal College of Defence Studies UK, National Defence College (NDC) Islamabad, and Joint Services Staff College Chaklala.

During the course of his naval career, he commanded two aviation squadrons, two ships (frigate and corvette) and the Naval Aviation. He served on various Command and Staff appointments including General Manager Operations of Karachi Port Trust, Naval Attache to Sultante of Oman, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Training), Cdre in charge of Jinnah Naval Base, Commodore Training Ashore (CTA), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Project II), Director General Naval Intelligence, Commander Pakistan Fleet (COMPAK), and Commander Karachi (COMKAR)

In recognition to his meritorious services, the admiral has received many awards. He has been decorated with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz(Military), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military), Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) and the Legion of Merit (USA).

Noman Bashir was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in July 2003. He was then promoted as Vice Admiral in July 2007.

In October 2008, he was chosen to become the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) and was made an Admiral. He retired from service in this position in 2011.

While he was Commander Karachi (COMKAR) during 2008, he was also the Chairman of Board of Governors of Cadet College Petaro.