1. Air Vice Marshal Sambo Ilyasu Usman hails from Zaria, Kaduna State. He attended Kufena College Wusasa Zaria and was enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force in 1984 as a member of University Cadet Course 2. He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1985. He served in various staff and command capacities including Officer Commanding Works in various NAF units. In addition, he was Commanding Officer Base Services Wing, 451 NAF Station Jos, Secretary NAF Tenders Board and Member Presidential Task Force on Barracks Rehabilitation. The senior officer also served as Acting Managing Director, NAF Properties Ltd and Executive Director, Investment and Strategy at NAF Holding Company. He was the MD NAF Holding Construction Company Limited prior to his present appointment as the Chief of Logistics and Communications, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.
2. Sambo holds a BSc Degree in Building and MSc Degree in Strategic Studies from Ahmadu Bello University and University of Ibadan respectively. He also attended Defence and Strategic Course at the National Defence College Abuja, and his Junior and Senior Courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna. His decorations include Defence Service Star, Pass Staff College dagger and Fellow Defence College among others. The very senior officer is married and blessed with 7 children. His hobbies include reading and watching nature.