AIR VICE MARSHAL
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AIR OFFICER COMMANDING SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
Air Vice Marshal Charles Akpochai Ohwo was born on 7 November 1967 in Delta State and hails from Ugheli-North Local Government Area of the state. He gained admission into the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 37 Regular Course in 1985 and was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force in 1990. The very senior officer graduated with a first class honours degree in Mathematics and Computer on graduation from the Academy. Air Vice Marshal Ohwo is an accomplished combat helicopter pilot and has flown several aircraft types including the rugged Mi-35 aircraft series. He is regarded as one of the best and most experienced combat pilots in the Nigerian Air Force. As a combat pilot, he has garnered over 3,500 flying hours and has served in various operations around the country. He is also a qualified instructor pilot who has trained numerous combat helicopter pilots in the Nigerian Air Force, many of whom are serving in the North East and North West as well as other operations around the country. Air Vice Marshal Ohwo is currently the Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Nigerian Air Force Makurdi.
Courses attended both military and civil courses are:
Safety and Aircraft Accident Investigation Course.
Junior Staff Course.
Senior Staff Course.
Air War Course.
Masters in Public Administration.
Masters in Business Administration.
PhD in International Law and Diplomacy.
Director of Operations HQ NAF Abuja.
Director of Evaluation HQ NAF Abuja.
Chief of Staff, Tactical Air Command Makurdi.
Chairman Nigerian Air Force Day Celebrations 2017.
Deputy Director of Operations HQ NAF.
Air Component Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Comd 105 Composite Group Maiduguri.
Comd 115 Special Operations Group Port Harcourt (formerly 97 Special Operations Group).
Air Component Commander Operation PULO SHIELD.
Comd 307 Special Mobility Group Calabar (formerly 207 Special Mobility Group).
Director of Operations Headquarters Nigerian Air Force, Abuja.
Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command, Makurdi.
Currently Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command, Bauchi.
Air Vice Marshal Ohwo’s decorations and awards include:
Distinguished Service Star.
Pass Staff Course.
Fellow Defence College.
General Service Medal.
River Benue Star.
First in Order of Merit JC.
Best Service Paper SC.
CAS Award for Best Air Component Commander 2017.
The very senior officer is happily married to Mrs Jummai Ohwo and the union is blessed with 2 adorable boys. At his leisure, he enjoys reading, flying and playing golf. It is noteworthy to add that he is an excellent cook.