Lt Gen Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, HI(M) (Retd) , Secretary Def
Lt Gen (Retd) Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain was commissioned in a Self-Propelled Regiment of Artillery in September 1982. He is a Graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Australian Command and Staff College Queenscliff and National Defence University Islamabad.
The General has rich command, staff and instructional experience. His command experience in operational areas is extensive. He was a Major in Siachen, a Lieutenant Colonel on Line of Control and a Brigade Commander in operational areas along western border. The General has earned two gallantry awards.
The General commanded an Artillery/Infantry Brigade each, an Infantry Division, Punjab Rangers, a Strike Corps and Army Strategic Forces Command. He has remained on the faculties of Staff College and National Defence University. Besides that, he was Pakistan Military Adviser at UN HQ New York and military Secretary to President of Pakistan.
In recognition of his excellent professional services, he has been conferred with the high award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).
He has been appointed as Secretary Ministry of Defence, Government of Pakistan with effect from 24 Aug 2020.