Air Vice Marshal Olusegun Risalvato Philip was born on 5 March 1965 in Lagos, Lagos State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force in 1984 as a member of 36 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. The senior officer graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. Air Vice Marshal Philip is a seasoned combat helicopter Pilot of the Nigerian Air Force.
Student Pilot course 29 at the 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
Initial Basic Helicopter Flying training in UFA Russia.
Conversion on the MI-35 Gunship Helicopter.
FAA instrument course in Bristow Academy in Florida USA.
Junior and senior staff courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Nigeria.
Defence course at the National Defence College Abuja.
Some of the appointments held include:
Commander 115 Special Operations Group Port Harcourt.
Commander 307 Special Mobility Group Calabar.
Commander at the 405 Helicopter Combat Training Group Enugu.
Deputy Director Combat Support at HQ NAF Abuja
Director of Manuals, Director of Museum and Archives.
Chairman Air Expo and International Liaison Secretariat in Abuja.
Currently the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Makurdi.
Air Vice Marshal Olusegun Risalvato Philip has made outstanding contributions to the armed forces, He is currently a captain on the AW 139 Helicopter with an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Notably, the senior officer has garnered over 2000 flying hours to his credit. As a prudent manager of human and material resources, the senior officer has held several appointments in the course of the career in the NAF. He was. He also held the appointments of, as well as. Particularly, during his tour of duty at the 011 Presidential Air Fleet Abuja, he has the honour of flying the President and Commander -in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces for 8 years. Until his present appointment as the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, NAF Makurdi, he was the Director of Evaluation at the HQ NAF Abuja.
Air Vice Marshal Philip is married to Mrs Olakunbi Anthonia Philip and blessed with 2 sons and a daughter. His hobbies include swimming, playing Chess, Table Tennis, listening to music and making friends. He loves to eat pounded yam and eforiro with snail prepared by his wife.