AIR VICE MARSHAL JMD GWANI DSS psc fdc BSc MDS

CHIEF OF TRAINING AND OPERATIONS (CTOP)

BACKGROUND

  1. Air Vice Marshal James Matty Daniel Gwani was born on 21 September 1964 in Ibadan, Oyo State. He hails from, Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He stated his primary school at Umuopara primary school Umuahia in 1971 and later finished his primary school at Army children School Ikeja Cantonment. Thereafter he proceeded to Government secondary School Fufore 1981 – 1983 and later gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academic as a member of 36RC from 1984–1988. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer in 1988. Thereafter, the senior officer proceeded to 301 Flying Training School Kaduna from 1988- 1992 and 303 Flying Training School Kano from 1992–2001. He did his senior staff course at the Defence Services Command and staff College Bangladesh from 2003- 2004. Thereafter the Air Officer attended the National Defence College Abuja from 2011 to 2012.

APPOINTMENTS HELD

  1. Some of the appointments held include:
  • AO BFTW 303 FTS Kano
  • SOII LOG 303 FTS
  • OC PASS 303 FTS
  • ADC MILAD Ogun state
  • GAO 303 FTS Kano..
  • AO TFTW 99 AWS.
  • GAO HQ 99 AWS.
  • DD Force Management HQ NAF.
  • GP Ops Officer 64 ADG.
  • Ag Comd 64 ADG.
  • Ag COO HQ TAC.
  • DD Combat support HQ NAF.
  • Secretary procurement planning committee HQ NAF.
  • Principal General Staff Officer DHQ Abuja.
  • Comd 105 CG Maiduguri.
  • Commander Air Task Force Maiduguri.
  • Currently Chief of Training and Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Abuja.

DECORATIONS AND AWARDS

  1. Air Vice Marshal JMD Gwani’s decoration and awards include:
  • Forces Service Star
  • Meritorious Service Star
  • Distinguished Service Star
  • Pass Staff Course
  • Fellow Defence College

OTHER INFORMATION

  1. Air Vice Marshal James Gwani is rated on the following aircraft:
  • Airbettle 18
  • Bulldog
  • Alpha jet
  • F-7NI to mention a few.
  1. The Senior Officer is happily married and the union is blessed with children. At his leisure time, he enjoys, reading, playing badminton, Lawn tennis, listening to Music and playing chess.