Moazzam Ilyas

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Moazzam Ilyas

Native name
محمد معظم الياس
Born (1965-05-10) May 10, 1965 (age 58)
Lahore, Pakistan
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branchPakistan Navy
Years of service1984 - 2021(Retd)
Rank Rear Admiral
UnitNaval Operations Branch
Commands held
Battles/wars2001-2002 India-Pakistan standoff
2016 India-Pakistan military confrontation
India–Pakistan border skirmishes (2019)

Rear Admiral Muhammad Moazzam Ilyas HI(M)SI(M) (Urdu: محمد معظم الياس ; b. 10 May 1965) was a two-star rank admiral in the Pakistan Navy who has retired from service and his last appointment was Director General Joint Warfare and Training (DG JW&T) at Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ).


Moazzam Ilyas joined the Pakistan and got commission in operations branch (communication) in 1984. He is a graduate of Joint Command and Staff College Shrivenham, UK. He has master's degrees in Defence Studies from King's College London, and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Commands and Military Life[edit]

His command appointments include commands of two Destroyers PNS Badr & PNS Babur as well as three missile boats named PNS Jalalat, Himmat and Haibat. He has also served as Naval and Air Attache at Tehran, Iran from 2006 to 2009. From there, he was promoted to Commodore in 2009.

Ashore he has served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Operations (ACNS-Ops), Chief Staff Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet (CSO to COMPAK), as well as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Plans (ACNS-P). Afterwards, he was appointed to Commander North (COMNOR), from where he was promoted to rear admiral.[1]

Rear Admiral Moazzam took over command of Combined Task Force 150 from August 2015[2] to January 2016.[3][4]

He went to become Chief Instructor, Allied Officers Division at the NDU (CI-AOD). He was made Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Training and Evaluation (DCNS T&E) in 2016 and then served as Commandant of the PNWC and Commander Central Punjab (COMCEP) in Lahore.

He was appointed Commander Coastal Areas (COMCOAST) from 1 November 2017.[5]

He was shifted to Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) on 20 January 2019 as Director General Joint Warfare & Training (DG JW&T). He is also a member of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. He is also President, Services Sports Control Board at Joint Staff Headquarters. [6] [7]

Awards and decorations[edit]



(Crescent of Excellence)



(Star of Excellence)


(Nuclear Test Medal)


Tamgha-e-Istaqlal Pakistan

(Escalation with India Medal)



(Medal of Conviction)


10 Years Service Medal
20 Years Service Medal 30 Years Service Medal 35 Years Service Medal 40 Years Service Medal
Hijri Tamgha

(Hijri Medal)


Jamhuriat Tamgha

(Democracy Medal)


Qarardad-e-Pakistan Tamgha

(Resolution Day

Golden Jubilee Medal)


Tamgha-e-Salgirah Pakistan

(Independence Day

Golden Jubilee Medal)



  1. ^ "Two PN Commodores promoted as Rear Admirals". 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  2. ^ "Pakistan Takes Command of Combined Task Force 150". Naval Today. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ "France hands over the helm of CTF 150 to Pakistan". 4 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-04. /
  4. ^ "Change of command at Command Task Force 150 | Navy Daily". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  5. ^ "Welcome to ISPR". Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Sports Board, Islamabad". Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  7. ^ Muazzam Ilyas, Rear Admiral. "NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS".