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Military College Jhelum or MCJ, is a Military high school, located at Sarai Alamgirmarker (Gujrat Districtmarker) near Jhelummarker, Pakistan. Though it is phyically located in Gujrat District, but due to its very close proximity, it is associated with City of Jhelummarker, and also it is considered to be in limit of Jhelum Cantonmentmarker. It's considered as an important and vital producer of the army work force. This institution constantly feeds the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakulmarker, also known as PMA.It was called as"Den of Lions" by Hafeez Jalandhri, Creator of National Anthem of Pakistan

History

Its foundation stone was laid on March 3, 1922 by the Prince of Wales. It was originally named King George Royal Indian Military School. Five such cadet schools were built throughout India to benefit the sons of Royal Indian Army. Military College Jhelum and Chail Military School in India are sister institutes.

Regular classes began on 15 September 1925. At that time, it was organized as a residential school for the sons of Muslim soldiers with the objective of producing educated rank and file for the British-Indian Army units.

BRITISH INSTRUCTORS

From 16 April 1932 to 11 November 1936 the Chief Instructor was Warrant Officer Charles Eaton. A bungalow was built for him and his family on the banks of the Canal and still exists. When W.O. Eaton and his family left the students lined the route all the way to the railway station and festooned him with garlands, such was their esteem.The links to A.C.E. below are incorrect as the British Army personnel belonged to the Army Educational Corps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Army_Educational_CorpsIn 1943, the school underwent structural reforms. The college reemerged as an institution of choice for potential officers of the army. With the creation of Pakistan, the college took further strides both in scope and objectives.

Location

Location
Geographically, Military College Jhelum is located in district of Gujratmarker in the town of Sarai Alamgirmarker. But due to its proximity to city of Jhelum and due to the fact original Jhelum was actually on Sarai Alamgir side plus the historical reason of inclusion of sarai alamgir in district Jhelum before 1998, it is widely known as Military College Jhelum (MCJ).

Student Life

The students who are called cadets, are not only academically superior but well disciplined and are physically fit and meet all the requirement any regular army in the world. Cadets take part in sports such as field hockey, Cricket, Foot ball (soccer), Basket ball,Volleyball, Squash, Tennis and horse back riding. Personal fitness also include judo, karate, gymnastics, jogging and running. Physical training (PT), an original form of aerobics, in morning and sports in evening are conducted on compulsory daily basis. Students are also taught compulsory drill and shooting. Discipline and character is emphasized into a cadet's life. Students are prepared with a view to be the future military leaders of the country.

List of Commandants

Following is the list of Commandants and their tenure start dates:

King George Royal Indian Military School Period
Capt. W.L. Clark , A.C.E. 15-September-1925
Capt. H.H. Clark , A.C.E. 24-August-1930
Maj. W.P. Selbie , MC , A.C.E. 09-April-1933
Lt. Col. T.H.L. Stebbing , A.C.E. 14-May-1937
King George Royal Indian Military College Period
Lt.Col. T.H.L. Stebbing , A.C.E. 1943
Maj. Aurangzeb Khan , Baloch 22-August-1947
Lt.Col. S.F.H. Zaidi , A.S.C. 24-February-1948
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq , Punjab 01-July-1952
Lt.Col. Sultan Sikandar , Punjab 28-April-1953
Lt.Col. H.L. Edwards , A.C.E. 09-July-1954
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq , Punjab 18-October-1955
Military College Jhelum Period
Lt.Col. Muhammad Rafiq , Punjab 23-March-1956
Lt.Col. Muhammad Sardar Khan , A.C.E. 03-May-1959
Lt.Col. Murtaza Hussain Khan , A.C.E. 15-May-1967
Lt.Col. Pervaiz Sikandar 22-June-1969
Lt.Col. S.A. Qureshi , A.C.E. 31-December-1969
Col. N.D. Ahmed 28-October-1970
Col. Muhammad Zahur-ul-Haq 29-April-1974
Col. Muhammad Ikram Ameen 15-June-1977
Col. Muhammad Said Khokahar 23-August-1978
Col. Abdul Sattar 05-June-1980
Brig. Abdul Sattar 01-January-1981
Brig. Inayat-ur-Rehman Siddiqui 01-January-1983
Brig. Usman Shah , SI(M) 13-August-1984
Brig. Dr. Noor-ul-Haq, A.E.C 07-August-1987
Brig . Maqsud-ul-Hassan , SI(M) , TI(M), 12-October-1991
Brig. Afzal Malik SI(M), TI(M) August-1998 - Present


Achievements

The college has produced 5 four star generals of Pakistan Army, Air Force and Navy, namely former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff General Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Late), former Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zulfiqar Ali Khan (late), former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Abdul Aziz Mirza, former Vice Chief of Army Staff General Yusaf Khan, and the current Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

In total, College has got more than 30 Swords of Honours, and many gallantry medals including one Nishan-e-Haider Major Muhammad Akram. Alamgirians have overwhelmed the civil sector as well. Some of the notable names are former chairman of Sui Northern Gas Raja Abdul Wahid, Senator Malik Hayat, and Federal Minister Major (R) Sadiq.

Army Top Brass

This is the list of all present and former flag officers of Pakistan Army.
  • Lt Gen (R) Rakhman Gul, Governor of Sindh
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Jamshaid, MC & Bar, GOC 36th Ad-Hoc Infantry Division, East Pakistan
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Akbar Khan (Late), Commander V Corps, Karachi and DG Inter-Services Intelligence
  • Maj Gen (R) Khuda Dad Khan, Adjutant General, GHQ during Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Bashir Khan
  • Maj Gen (R) Mumtaz Ali, SJ & Bar
  • Maj Gen (R) Ghulam Muhammad,
  • General (R) Mohammad Iqbal Khan (Late), NI(M), SBt, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Iqbal, SBt, Commander XI Corps, Peshawar
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Saadat Ali, SBt, Engineer-in-Chief, GHQ
  • Maj Gen (R) Sajjad Hussain, SBt
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Safdar, SBt, Governor of Punjab and Chief of General Staff, GHQ
  • Lt Gen (R) Pir Dad Khan, DG Joint Staff, JS HQ, Chaklala
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Akram,
  • Lt Gen (R) R D Bhatti, Commander XI Corps, Peshawar
  • Maj Gen (R) Tariq Nizami (Late),
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Ashraf, SBt, Commander IV Corps, Lahore
  • Lt Gen (R) Nazar Hussain, TBt, Commander XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur and Commander, Army Air Defence Command and founder Cadet College Kallar Kahar
  • Maj Gen (R) Abdul Razzaq,
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Iqbal Khan,
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Mushtaq,
  • Lt Gen (R) Muhammad Naeem Akbar Khan, Commander XXX Corps, Gujranwala
  • Lt Gen (R) Khalid Nawaz Malik, Quarter-Master General, GHQ
  • Maj Gen (R) Mehboob Ul Muzzaffar, Surveyor General of Pakistan
  • Maj Gen (R) Zaheer Ahmed Khan, DG MVRDE, Wah Cantt and Chairman State Engineering Corporation
  • General (R) Muhammad Yusaf Khan, NI(M), Vice Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan Army
  • Maj Gen (R) Junaid Afzal Khan,
  • Maj Gen (R) Fazl-e-Elahi, DG EME
  • Maj Gen (R) Ghazanfar Ali Khan, GOC 41st Infantry Division, Quetta and Vice Chief of General Staff, GHQ
  • Maj Gen (R) Faheem Akhtar Khan, MD PASSCO
  • Maj Gen (R) Javed Aslam Tahir, SE, GOC Army Aviation, Rawalpindi
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Iqbal Akbar Khan,
  • Lt Gen (R) Ghulam Mustafa, Commander I Corps, Mangla and Commander Army Strategic Forces Command
  • Lt Gen (R) Imtiaz Shaheen, MD Mari Gas Company and Commander XI Corps, Peshawar
  • Lt Gen (R) Imtiaz Hussain, MD Army Welfare Trust and Commander XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur
  • Maj Gen (R) Syed Ehtisham Zamir, Deputy DG ISI, Islamabad
  • Maj Gen (R) Muhammad Masud ul Hassan Nuri, Commandant, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), Rawalpindi
  • General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, HI, Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan Army
  • Lt Gen (R) Syed Athar Ali, Secretary Defence and Commander V Corps, Karachimarker
  • Lt Gen (R) Raza Muhammad Khan, Commander XXXI Corps, Bahawalpurmarker
  • Lt Gen Javed Zia, Adjutant General, GHQ
  • Lt Gen Ijaz Ahmed Bakhshi, Commander IV Corps
  • Lt Gen Zahid Hussain, Quarter-Master General, GHQ
  • Maj Gen Hamid Mahmud, DG Special Communication Organization (SCO)
  • Maj Gen Nasir Mahmood, DG Army Aviation, GHQ
  • Maj Gen Noor Hussain, SBt, GOC 8th Infantry Division, Sialkot
  • Maj Gen Tariq Mehmood, Deputy DG ISI, Islamabad
  • Maj Gen Zahir Shah, Commandant Military College of Engineering, Risalpur
  • Maj Gen Abdul Aziz Tariq, GOC 18th Infantry Division, Hyderabad
  • Maj Gen Sajjad Ghani, GOC 19th Infantry Division, Mangla
  • Maj Gen Abid Pervaiz, GOC 6th Armoured Division, Kharian
  • Maj Gen Junaid Rehmat, DG Works and Chief Engineer, GHQ
  • Maj Gen Ghulam Dastgir, GOC 7th Infantry Division, Peshawar
  • Maj Gen Tahir Habib Siddiqui, GOC 6th Armoured Division
  • Maj Gen Javed Iqbal, DG Military Operations (DGMO), GHQ
  • Maj Gen Tariq Nadeem Gilani, Commandant, Armed Forces War College (AFWC) at NDU Islamabad.
  • Maj Gen Muhammad Azeem Asif, DG Engineers, GHQ


Tarana/Anthem

Every cadet learns this tarana and it is very popular.The translation of the starting lyrics is:

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