Air Vice Marshal EO SHOBANDE DSS psc fdc Msc MNIM

AIR OFFICER COMMANDING LOGISTICS COMMAND

BACKGROUND

  1. Air Vice Marshal EMMANUEL OLANREWAJU SHOBANDE was born on 24 March 1967. He hails from Abeokuta North Local Government Area in Ogun State. He enlisted into the NAF as a member of NDA RC 40 and commissioned Pilot Officer on 25 Sep 93.

COURSES ATTENDED AND QUALIFICATIONS

  1. The Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command has attended several courses. Some of these include:
  • BSc Physics Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA)
  • Officers’ Engineering Course (then Technical Training Group, Kaduna)
  • Ab-initio and Basic Flying Course at 401 Flying Training School Kaduna
  • Transport Conversion Courses at 401 Flying Training School Kaduna
  • Junior and Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Nigeria and National Defence College Nigeria, Course 24.
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Course at Flight Safety International, USA
  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) Course at Flight Safety International, USA

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

  1. The very senior officer has held several appointments, some of which are:
  • Officer in Charge (OC) Workshop, Helicopter Overhaul Center Lagos
  • Officer in Charge (OC) Yellow Squadron, AFMS Jos
  • Operation Officer and Squadron Pilot, 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin
  • Group Logistics Officer, 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin
  • SO1 Doctrine, HQ NAF
  • Squadron Pilot, Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Security and Safety (PICOMSS)
  • Commanding Officer (CO), Air Wing Presidential Implementation
  • Committee on Maritime Security and Safety (PICOMSS).
  • Deputy Director Evaluation, HQ NAF
  • Deputy Director Manual, HQ NAF
  • Deputy Director Combat Support, HQ NAF
  • Group Training Officer/Commanding Officer, Flying Wing, 309 Executive Airlift Group.
  • Deputy Director Training.
  • Commander, 81 Air Maritime Group, Benin
  • Deputy Director Combat Support, HQ NAF
  • Managing Director, NAF Housing and Construction Company
  • Commander, 371 Nigerian Air Force Detachment, Warri.
  • Director of Operations, Defence Headquarters (DHQ)
  • Until his recent appointment as the Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command (AOC LC)

AWARDS/DECORATIONS

  1. The senior officer has earned several awards and decorations, some of these include:
  • Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
  • Passed Staff Course (psc)
  • Fellow Defence College (fdc)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Member National Institute of Management (MNIM)

MARITAL STATUS AND HOBBIES

  1. Air Vice Marshal EO Shobande is happily married with children and in his leisure time, the senior officer enjoys playing badminton, watching documentaries and movies.