Lt Gen Cherish Mathson takes over as the Army Commander of South- Western Army Command
NEW Delhi. Lt Gen Cherish Mathson took over the command of Sapta Shakti Command of the Indian Army at a solemn military ceremony held at Jaipur. He paid tributes to the martyrs at the Prerna Sthal and later reviewed a Guard of Honour presented to him.
Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson, is an alumnus of Sainik School, Trivandrum ( Kerala). He was commissioned into THE GARHWAL RIFLES in June 1980. He is a graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and has attended various important career courses, which include Senior Command Course at Army War College, Mhow and Long Defence Management Course at Secunderabad. He has also attended the prestigious National Defence College Course at New Delhi and in the Republic of South Africa.
T he Genera l Officer has considerable experience in varied operational assignments across India. He commanded his Battalion on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, during Operation Parakram. He has served two tenures in Siachen Glacier, the World's Highest Battlefield. He commanded the Trivandrum Brigade in Amphibious Role. He commanded an Infantry Division in Southern Theatre. Later he went on to command the Strike Corps as part of the Southern Command. The General Officer has staff experience at all levels including National Security Council Secretariat and in the Defence Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence.