Major General HS Kahlon, Sena Medal was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers on 19 Dec 1987. An alumni of IMA, DSSC and NDC, the officer has tenated various command & staff appointments.
The General officer has commanded an Engineer Regiment in the Eastern Theatre. He has also commanded an Engineer Brigade. He has held various prestigious assignments including Brigade Major of a Mountain Brigade, AMS at MS Branch, Instructor Class (C & B) at College of Military Engineering, Pune, Colonel General Staff (Engineers) of a Corps and Colonel (Q) of an Infantry Division. He has also been Deputy MS-12 at MS Branch, DDG PS (A) and Brig DIAV at AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army). The General officer has also served in three foreign countries which include Trincomalee, Sri Lanka as a Platoon 2IC, UNTAC, Cambodia as a Team Leader (Mine Clearance Team) and UNMEE, Eritrea / Ethiopia as Chief Personnel Cell.
The services of the General Officer have been acknowledged by the award of General Officer Commanding-in-Charge, Northern Command Commendation Cards in the year 1990 and 2012, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card in the year 2000 and Sena Medal (Distinguished) in the year 2017.
The General Officer assumed the appointment of Chief Engineer, Eastern Command wef 01 Dec 2018.