The college was conceived by Lt-Gen Arif Bangash, the then GOC 9th Infantry Division, Kohat. It was established as Kohat Garrison College. Land was provided by the Pakistan Army. Foundation stone of the college was laid on March 1, 1990 by the then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. On Completion of basic infrastructure, classes were started in 1993. Lt-Gen Arif Bangash formally inaugurated college on May 10, 1993.
First Principal was Col. Idrees Niazi (Retd) who remained in college from September 1992 to December 1995. Brig Talat Imtiaz Naqvi (Retd) was second Principal from December 1995 to December 2001. Brig. Tariq Saeed (Retd) is third Principal of the college since March 25, 2002.