Brig Shehr Yar Anwar was commissioned in Corps of Ordnance on 17 Mar 1991. He is a graduate from Command & Staff College Quetta and National Defence University Islamabad. Beside the internal courses also attended Post Graduate Defence Resources Management course, Romania. During service he has served at various Command and Staff appointments such as, Staff Capt at HQ Rwp Log Area and HQ 54 IIBG, Stores Procurement Officer at HIT, OSD (Admin) at Awan-e-Sadar, Staff Officer at United Nation Mission in Sudan, GSO-1(Ops & Plan) at HQ Log 5 Corps and AD Log Dte, GHQ. Besides the staff appts, the offr also commanded 81 & 92 Ord Units, CMT&SD Golra and Central Ordnance Depot, Rawalpindi. The officer has also served as Director at W&E Dte, GHQ. Now he is serving as Deputy Director General Defence Purchase in Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi.