Air Vice Marshal
DFM DSS RBS GSM psc NDC BSc MA MSDS QFI
AIR OFFICER COMMANDING TACTICAL AIR COMMAND
AVM Precious Nnmadi Amadi is a seasoned fighter instructor pilot of Nigerian Air Force. He was born on 29 Jun 71 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He hails from Ozuzu in Etche LGA of Rivers State. He had his primary education at Sea Shell Model Primary School Port Harcourt, and secondary school education at Federal Government College, Kaduna. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 41st Regular Course and was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer on 17 September 1994.
MILITARY COURSES ATTENDED
Amadi has attended the following military courses:
Basic Armament Officers Maintenance Course at Technical Training Group (TTG) Kaduna, now Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) from Jan – Sep 96.
Pilots Survival Course at Airborne School Jaji Military Cantonment.
Ab-initio Pilot Training at 401 Flying Training School (FTS) Kaduna, from Dec 99 to Dec 01.
Basic Flying Course at 403 FTS, Kano from May 03 to Dec 06.
Advanced Flying and Tactical Fighter Course at the 407 Air Combat Training Group (ACTG), Kainji in Aug 07 where he qualified as a Fighter Pilot.
F-7 Conervsion / Tactical Training at Flight Test and Training Base, Cangzhou, Hebei Province China from Dec 08 - Dec 09.
F-7Ni Tactical Training at 101 Air Defence Group Makurdi.
Instructor Pilot Training Course at Flying Instructors School, Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur in Dec 11, where he was certified as a Qualified Flying Instructor.
He had his night rating on the L-39ZA at Czech Air Force Training Base in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
High Altitude Chamber Training at Institute of Aviation Medicine Prague, Czech Republic.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION
AVM PN Amadi attended the following professional courses:
Junior Course at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in Jan 02.
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College from Aug 07 – Nov 08 where he was awarded the psc.
The senior officer also attended the National Defence College, Bangladesh from Jan – Dec 2017.
AVM Amadi holds the following degrees:
Sc in Biological Sciences from the Nigerian Defence Academy
MA International Relations from the University of Ghana Legon.
Masters in Strategy and Development Studies (MSDS) from the Bangladesh University of Professionals.
The senior officer has held the following appointments:
Group Logistics Officer at 64 ADG Makurdi.
Commanding Officer Basic Flying Training Wing, 403 FTS Kano.
Commanding Officer Instructor Pilot Training Wing, 403 FTS kano.
Group Operations Officer at 403 FTS Kano.
Commander 64 Air Defence Group Makurdi Feb 16 to Feb 17
Commander 101 Air Defence Group, Makurdi from Jan 18 to Jan 19.
Deputy Force Commander Operation WHIRLSTROKE.
Force Operations Officers, Air Task Force (ATF) Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri.
Deputy Force Commander Operation HADARIN DAJI, Katsina.
Commander Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Coordinator Geospatial Centre HQ NAF.
Commander 407 Air Combat Training Group, Kainji where he successfully set up the Base to receive the A-29 Super Tucano ac in July and Sept 2021.
Chief of Staff at the Tactical Air Command Makurdi, Benue State.
He is currently the Air Officer Commanding, Tactical Air Command.
Air Vice Marshal Amadi is a highly decorated military officer with unblemished records. He holds the following decorations/medals;
Forces Service Star (FSS)
Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
General Service Medal (GSM)
Chief of Air Staff award 2015
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
He enjoys playing and watching soccer (an avid Arsenal fan), golfing, travelling and reading.
The senior officer is happily married and blessed with 2 children.