Lt. Gen. Ghulam Ali Wahdat is the son of Nawazish Ali. He was born in Deh Sorkh village, Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province in 1955.
He completed his 12th class at his village high school while graduated from Kabul University in the field of economics in 1978.
Since 2003, Wahdat served in various capacities. He discharged his duties as general manager of retirement department, Kabul deputy police chief, teacher and trainer at Bamyan police headquarters, general commander of Kandahar region, director general of operations of Ministry of Interior and deputy interior minister for supplies.
He is a leading and professional general who has vast working experience during Dr. Najibullah rule in 1980s. During jihad, he also worked with Hizb-e-Wahdat Islami of Afghanistan in different positions.
His mother language is Dari but he can speak Pashto and to some extent English.
Wahdat was appointed as new governor of central Bamyan in October, 2013.