The Western Division Headquarters, with the motto, "Rakshya Nai Dharma Ho” was established on February 13, 2003 (Falgun 1, 2059) as Central Division at Pokhara, Kaski. The Central Division was renamed to its present name as the Western Division on September 17, 2004. Lt Gen Chitra Bahadur Gurung was the first General Officer Commanding (GOC) of this division and Maj Gen Jagadish Chandra Pokharel is the present GOC.
The successive GOC of this division were Maj Gen Prakash Bahadur Basnet (Retd.), Maj Gen Amar Panta (Retd.), Brig Gen Dilip Samsher JB Rana (Retd.), Maj Gaurav Samsher JB Rana (Retd.), Maj Gen Sivram Pradhan (Retd.), Maj Gen Nar Badadur Kandel (Retd.), Maj Gen Victor JB Rana (Retd.), Maj Gen Yagya Bikram Rana (Retd.), Maj Gen Padam Bilash Karki (Retd.) and Maj Gen Ramesh Kumar Pun.