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Chief of General Staff of the Afghan Armed Forces
د افغانستان د ملي اردو لوی درستیز
Incumbent
Lieutenant general Besmellah Waziri

since 13 March 2019
Ministry of Defence
Type Military department
Status Active
Reports to Minister of Defense
Appointer President of Afghanistan

The Chief of General Staff of the Afghan Armed Forces is the highest-ranking military officer in the Afghan Armed Forces, who is responsible for maintaining the operational command of the military.

List of Chiefs[]

Chief of General Staff Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Bismillah Khan Mohammadi
Mohammadi, BismullahLieutenant general Bismillah Khan Mohammadi
(born 1961)
200330 June 20106–7 years[1][2]
2
Sher Mohammad Karimi
Karimi, SherGeneral Sher Mohammad Karimi
(born 1945)
30 June 201022 May 20154 years, 326 days[1][3]
3
Qadam Shah Shahim
Shahim, QadamGeneral Qadam Shah Shahim
(born 1962)
22 May 201524 April 20171 year, 337 days[1][4]
4
Mohammad Sharif Yaftali
Yaftali, MohammadLieutenant general Mohammad Sharif Yaftali26 April 201713 March 20191 year, 323 days[1][5]
5
Besmellah Waziri
Waziri, BesmellahLieutenant general Besmellah Waziri13 March 2019Incumbent2 years, 217 days[1]

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