Lieutenant General Javed Iqbal, HI (M) the President National Defence University, joined Pakistan Army on 24 October 1980. During his illustrious military career, he has attended courses related to military training and educational opportunities as junior as well as senior military commander in prestigious national as well as international institutions. The General Officer is a graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta, Defence Services Command and Staff College, Dhaka (Bangladesh), the erstwhile National Defence College (Pakistan) and Royal College of Defence Studies (United Kingdom). He also holds two master degrees, one in War Studies and the other in International Studies from NDU Islamabad and Kings College London. He has served as Military Advisor to Permanent Representative of Pakistan to United Nations Headquarters, New York. The General has commanded two Infantry Battalions, two Infantry Brigades and one Infantry Division while employed in Law Enforcement Operations in Waziristan and Swat.
He has been a frequent guest speaker on numerous international seminars and conferences on counter insurgency, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, civil - military coordination aspects.
He is married to Farhat Javed since 1989 and they have three children.