Vice Admiral (Retd) Shahid Iqbal HI(M) was commissioned in Operation Branch of the Pakistan Navy in 1974. He is an operations specialist and holds Principal Warfare Officer Specialization from School of Maritime Operations UK. He is graduate of PN and Turkish Staff Colleges and holds Master’s degree in Defence and Strategic studies from National Defence University Islamabad.
He has rich experience of various command and staff appointments. His operational assignments include command of a Destroyer (DDG) and Commander Pakistan Fleet. At Naval Headquarters, he held the appointments of Director General (Naval Intelligence), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Training & Personnel) and Chief of Staff. He has served as faculty member at PN War College and National Defence University. He has also served as Commander Task Force-150 (Multinational Naval Force) at NAVCENT Bahrain. He was the first Naval Officer from the region who had been assigned this position. The Flag Officer retired from Pakistan Navy in July 2010.
Vice Admiral (Retd) Shahid Iqbal is recipient of prestigious National award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military). Upon retirement he has served Bahria University as Rector from 07 February 2012 to 08 February 2015.