Brigadier Tariq Mehmood was very brave person in history and he was look like father of SSG. He was born on 8 October 1938 in Multan. He did intermediate from Gordon Christian College Rawalpindi and graduated from Govt College Lahore in 1959, then from Peshawar he started study of law from “university of Peshawar” but he joined PMA and graduated in 1963 with double Bs.c in Military science and War study. He received commissioned in 2nd Battalion Baloch Regiment after that he was selected in SSG and posted of 1st Commando Battalion “yaldram” (Shaheen Company).
The nickname of Brigadier TM is “Man of steel” and service period was from 1960 to 1989. The last rank from death he was Brigadier General.
He performed in many operations during his service e.g. Indo-Pak War 1965, East Pakistan Air operations 1971, Soviet war in Afghanistan, Operation PANAM, Operation Gibraltar, Sicten Operation of 1984 and Battle for Hill 3234.
He received four Awards like Sitara.e.Jurat in 1965, again Sitara.e.Jurat in 1971, Sitara.e.basalat in 1973 and Sitara.i.Imtiaz in 2003(Military).