Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM Takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command (Download PDF)

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Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM assumed charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam 14 Feb 19. The Flag Officer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984. He is graduate of National Defense Academy (NDA), Khandelwal, Pune, United States Naval Staff College at Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island & Naval War College, Mumbai.

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Details About Flag Officer

  • In addition to specialization in Navigation & Direction within Navy, Admiral hold M. Phil. in Defense & Strategic Studies from University of Mumbai, MSc Defense & Strategic Studies from University of Madras & Master Degree in Personnel Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (University of Pune).

  • During his career spanning over 35 years, he has been through myriad of operational & staff appointments.

  • His operational appointments include commands of Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra, Submarine Rescue Vessel INS Nirikshak & Minesweeper INS Allepey & second in command Guided Missile Frigate INS Ganga.

  • His important staff appointments ashore include Principal Director of Personnel, Director Naval Plans & Joint Director Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters as separate assignments, Director (Military Affairs) at Ministry of External Affairs, Local Work Up Team (West), Instructor at Navigation Direction School & National Defense Academy.

  • Upon promotion to Flag Rank in 2012, Flag officer assumed appointment of Assistant Chief of Personnel (Human Resources Development). Later he took over appointment of Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area & then was appointed as Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area.

  • Prior taking over as Chief of Staff he held prestigious appointment of Director General Naval Operations.

  • Flag officer was awarded At Vishisht Seva Medal on 26 Jan 2017 & Nau Sena Medal in 2007 by President of India & Commendation by Chief of Naval Staff in 2000.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 19, 2019

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