Change of command ceremony held in Islamabad, admiral Naveed Ashraf take command as 23rd Chief of Naval Staff.
On 7th October 2023, tenure of admiral Amjad khan ended, and admiral Naveed Ashraf succeeded him. In farewell speech, chief Niazi greet new chief for taking command of navy. He further stated that he was confident that the new chief would lead navy to new heights of success.
Naveed Ashraf was commissioned in 1989 in the operations branch. He graduated from the National Defense University Islamabad. Further he studied at US Naval College and Royal College of Defense studies in United Kingdom.
The new chief holds experience of working in staff positions and key command. He has been awarded with Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Tamgha-i-Basalat.