Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in an Infantry Battalion on 11 September 1987. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Command and Staff College Cairo, Egypt and National Defence University, Islamabad.
His varied Command, Staff and Instructional assignments includes Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Commanding Officer of Infantry Regiment, Brigade Commander of two Infantry Brigades, Chief of Staff of a Corps, General Officer Commanding of an Infantry Division, Director General (Analysis), Directorate General ISI, Inspector General Communication & Information Technology Branch General Headquarters Rawalpindi and Corps Commander of a Corps.
On the Instructional side, he has served as Chief Instructor, Senior Instructor and Instructor Class A at Command and Staff College, Quetta.
The General Officer assumed the appointment of President National Defence University on 23 November 2021.