Air Vice Marshall JACKSON ANDREW YUSUF was born on 28 February 1968. He hails from Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 37 on 27 September 1985 and commissioned Pilot Officer on 23 September 1990.
The senior officer holds several qualifications, some of which include:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna.
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.
Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan.
The Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command has attended several courses. Some of these include:
Primary Flying Training at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
Basic Flying Training at 403 Flying Training School, Kano.
Junior Staff Course at the Prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
Senior Staff Course at the Ghanaian Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Ghana.
National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria.
The very senior officer has held several appointments some of which are:
Squadron Pilot at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna.
Deputy Director Flight Safety, Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force.
Member of Directing Staff, National Defence College, Abuja.
Deputy Director of Operations Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force.
Commander, 251 Base Services Group, Bauchi.
Commander, 201 Composite Group, Bauchi.
Command Operations Officer, Headquarters, Special Operations Command.
Director of Evaluation, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.
Director of Operations, Defence Headquarters.
Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command.
Air Officr Commanding Special Operations Command.
Currently Chief of Training and Operations, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force.
Air Vice Marshal JA Yusuf is happily married, and their union is blessed with children. In his free time, the senior officer enjoys watching documentaries, playing chess and sightseeing.