Chief of Communication Information Systems (CCIS)

1.       Air Vice Marshal Charles Dipe Otegbade was born on 17 August 1964 in Kano State Nigeria. He hails from Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force as a member of 32 Regular Course and was commissioned on 22 June 1985. The Senior officer processes a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University in June 2018 and an Msc War Studies and Defence Management from the National Defence University, Pakistan in July 2010.

2.       His other qualifications include, MSc Space Management from, International Space University, France in August 2008, MA International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria in December 2005, B Tech Meteorology (First Class Honors) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria1989 – 1994. Some of the Professional Military Courses attended by the Senior officer include Allied Officers’ War Course at the National Defence University, Pakistan in 2010,Senior Staff Course and Junior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in 2002 and 1998 respectively.

3.       AVM Otegbade has held the following appointments: Staff Officer Grade 2 (Met) at HQ NAF from 1994 to 1998, Officer Commanding Met Squadron, 303 Flying Training School Kano from 1998 to 1999, Commanding Officer Operations Support Wing, 303 Flying Training School, Kano from 2000 to 2001.  Other appointments include Commanding Officer Operations Support Wing, 88 Military Airlift Group Lagos, Military Assistant to Air Officer Operations/ Chief of Policy and Plans from 2003 to 2004, Directing Staff and Ag Chief Instructor, Armed Forces Command and Staff College from 2004 to 2006, Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff, Assistant Director Peacekeeping Operations (Defence HQ) in 2017. He was also one time Deputy Director Policy, Director Air Traffic Services, HQ NAF and Director Search and Rescue, National Emergency Management Agency. He was also the Director Air Traffic Services, HQ NAF from June 2016 to December 2016 and the Director of Regiment, HQ NAF from December 2016 to July 2017. AVM Otegbade was the Director of Plans at the HQ NAF before he was appointed as Chief of Communication and Information Systems in Jul 2018.

4.       Some of his international work experiences include visiting scholar (space policy), George Washington University, USA in 2008, member Nigerian Delegation to the UN MOU Negotiation (on contribution to UN Mission in Darfur) in August 2007 and member OAU Joint Military Commission in DR Congo from November 1999 to November 2000. His hobbies include reading and watching movies. He is happily married with 3 daughters.


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Nigerian Air Force

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