DEPUTY CHIEF OF AIR FORCE PROFILE

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL DATO’ MOHD ASGHAR KHAN BIN GORIMAN KHAN

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Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF was born on 26 Dec 1965 in Kuala Lumpur and had his early education at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Badlishah, Kulim Kedah. His military journey began when he joined the esteemed Royal Military College as a cadet officer on 18 Jul 1983.

His flying career started off in 1985 when Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF was selected as a fighter pilot. Throughout his career, he has flown A4 Skyhawk, F-5E, MiG-29N dan Sukhoi 30MKM. He had the opportunity to undergo instructor flying course at RAAF East Sale, Australia in 1992 and was the instructor pilot for F5E and MiG-29N.

Prior to assuming his current post, Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF has held a number of significant field and staff appointments in the Royal Malaysian Air Force and also in Malaysian Armed Forces, namely the Commanding Officer of No 19 Squadron MiG-29N and No 11 Squadron SU-30MKM, Base Commander of Gong Kedak Air Base,  Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Strategy Department, Assistant Chief of Staff Operation and Training (J3) Joint Armed Forces and finally as Air Education and Training Commander. Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF officially took the reins as the Deputy Chief of the Air Force on 3rd Jan 2020.

Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF has attended various professional and military courses at local and international level. Amongst them are MiG-29 Ground School in India, Qualified Flying Instructors Course in Australia, Malaysian Staff Armed Forces, Defence Course at Air War College Karachi, Pakistan, Royal College of Defence Studies in UK and Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School Boston, USA. He has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from Islamabad University, Pakistan (2008) besides Diploma in Business Studies in MARA University of Technology (2002) and Diploma in Defence Studies in University of Malaya (1999).

In recognition for his dedication and perseverance in serving the country, Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF is bestowed with a number of honours and medals from the Federal, States and Armed Forces. Amongst the honours and medals received are Panglima Setia Angkatan Tentera (PSAT), Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (DSAP), Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang (DIMP) Pahlawan Angkatan Tentera (PAT), Setia Mahkota Pahang (SMP), Kesatria Angkatan Tentera (KAT), Ahli Mahkota Pahang (AMP), Kesatria Mahkota Wilayah (KMW) and Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM).

His excellence in his works are quite evident through the bestowment of Excellent Service Awards where Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF received it thrice throughout his career, i.e. in 2004 as the Executing Officer of No 19 Sqn, Kuantan Air Base, in 2007 as the Commanding Officer of No 19 Sqn Kuantan Air Base and in 2012 as the the Commanding Officer of No 11 Sqn, Gong Kedak Air Base.

Lieutenant General Dato’ Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF is married to Datin Bibi NasratJahan binti Gulab Khan on 3rd Apr 1993 and are blessed with   two daughters and a son.  He loves reading and gardening during his leisure time.