Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command

1. Air Vice Marshal Charles Akpochai Ohwo was born on 7 November 1967 in Delta State. He hails from Ugheli-North local Government Area of the State. The senior officer enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force in 1985 as a member of 37th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1990 from the Nigerian Defence Academy.


2. Air Vice Marshal Ohwo is an accomplished combat helicopter pilot and has flown several aircraft types including MI35 aircraft series. The senior officer is one of the best and most experienced combat pilots in the NAF. In his 29 years’ experience as a Combat Helicopter Pilot, the senior officer has garnered   over 4,000 flying hours to his credit. He is also a qualified instructor pilot and has trained numerous combat helicopters pilots in the NAF, many of whom are serving in the North East, North West as well as other operations across the country.


3. In the course of his career in the NAF, Air Vice Marshal Ohwo has held several appointments. Some of these include: Comd 307 Special Mobility Group Calabar, Comd 115 Special Operations Group Port Harcourt, Comd 105 Composite Group Maiduguri, Air Component Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Chief of Staff TAC, Director of Evaluation HQ NAF, Chairman NAF DAY Celebration 2018, Director of Operations HQ NAF Abuja. He is presently, the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, NAF Makurdi.

4. The senior officer has earned several decorations and awards for his leadership style and prudent management of resources. These include: Best Foreign Student-Air Force Command and Staff College China, Chief of the Air Staff Award for Best Air Component Commander 2017, Fellow Defence College, Distinguished Service Star, River Benue Star Medal, General Service Medal among others. Other additional academic qualifications include Masters Degrees in Business and Public Administration.


5. Air Vice Marshal Ohwo is happily married to Mrs Jummai Ohwo and blessed with 2 adorable boys. His hobbies include reading, flying and playing golf. Notably, the senior officer is an excellent cook.


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