GENERAL TAN SRI DATO’ SRI MOHD ASGHAR KHAN BIN GORIMAN KHAN RMAF
PSM SSAP PSAT DSAP DIMP PAT SMP KAT KMW AMP PJM PPS PPA rcds (UK)
MSc (NDU Pakistan) fawc psc jt
CHIEF OF AIR FORCE
ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan RMAF was born on 26 Dec 1965 in Selangor. He 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 in 1985 when he was selected as a fighter pilot. Throughout his career, he has flown the A4 Skyhawk, F-5E, MiG-29N and Sukhoi Su-30MKM. He was then selected to undergo Instructor Flying Course at Central Flying School RAAF East Sale, Australia in 1992 and graduated as a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI). He also became instructor pilot for F-5E and MiG-29N.
Before assuming his current post, he has held many significant posts and staff appointments in the Royal Malaysian Air Force and also in the Malaysian Armed Forces. He was 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 Forces Command, Air Education and Training Commander and as Deputy Chief of Air Force before he officially took the reins as the Chief of Air Force on 7 Mar 2022.
General Asghar has attended various professional and military courses at the local and international levels. Amongst them are MiG-29 Conversion Course in India, QFI Course in Australia, Staff and Command Course at Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Defence Course at Air War College Karachi, Pakistan, Royal College of Defence Studies in the UK and Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School Boston, USA. He has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from Islamabad University, Pakistan (2008) besides a Diploma in Business Studies from MARA University of Technology (2002) and a Diploma in Defence Studies from University Malaya (1999).
In recognition of his dedication and perseverance in serving the country, he has been bestowed with a number of honours and medals. Amongst them are Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) Sri Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang (SSAP), Panglima Setia Angkatan Tentera (PSAT), 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) dan Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM).
He is married to Puan Sri Datin Sri Bibi Nasratjahan Binti Gulab Khan and blessed with two daughters and a son.