AIR VICE MARSHAL LS ALAO GSS psc(+) fdc(+) MBA MSc mnim mcips



  1. Air Vice Marshal Lawal Shittu Alao was born on 2 August 1966 and hails from Oyo State. He had his early education at Corona Primary School Jos from 1970 – 1973 and Capital School Kaduna from 1973 – 1977. Thereafter, he attended the prestigious Nigerian Military School Zaria from 1977 to 1982 before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1982 – 1986 where he studied Business Administration. While at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, he enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force as a member of University Cadet Course 2 on 1 June 1984 and was commissioned as a regular combatant officer to the rank of pilot officer on 11 September 1985 with specialization in Supply and Logistics. The AOC rose meritoriously through the ranks and was promoted to the present rank of Air Vice Marshal on 11 September 2013.


  1. Course attended both military and civil courses are:

Military Institutions

  • Royal Air Force Supply School Hereford in 1987 and In 1995.
  • Technical Information Planning Systems Course at the Nigerian Air Force Technical Training Group Kaduna (presently known as Air Force Institute of Technology).
  • Junior staff course as a student of Junior Course 40prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
  • Senior staff course from 2000 – 2002 at the Air Force Command and Staff College Indonesia.
  • National Defence College Abuja as a member of National Defence College Course 18 from 2009 – 2010.

Civil Institutions/Qualifications

  • University of Lagos from 1993 -1994.
  • Crown Agents International Training Centre Worthing, United Kingdom in 2008
  • University of Ibadan for the Masters in Strategic Studies programme.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Business Administration.
  • Diploma in Procurement.
  • Masters in Business Administration.
  • Masters in Strategic Studies.


  1. Some of the appointments held include:
  • Supply Officer at Headquarters NAF Camp Lagos.
  • Aide de Camp to the Chief of the Air Staff.
  • Assistant Secretary Tenders Board at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force Lagos.
  • Officer in Charge of Storage Flights at the 41 Equipment Storage Centre Lagos.
  • Officer Commanding Seaport Operations, Nigerian Air Force Clearing Agency.
  • Instructor Supply School at Technical Training Group Kaduna.
  • Officer Commanding, Supply Squadron NAF Camp Abuja.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1, Aircraft Spares at HQ NAF.
  • Commanding Officer Material Storage Wing of the 407 Equipment Storage Depot Lagos.
  • Directing Staff at Armed Forces Command College, Jaji.
  • Group Logistics Officer of 35 Base Services Group Makurdi.
  • Commanding Officer of the Supply School at the Technical Training Group Kaduna.
  • Deputy Director Logistics at the Defence Intelligence Agency Abuja.
  • Command Supply Officer of the Logistics Command Lagos.
  • Directing Staff at National Defence College Abuja.
  • Director, National and Military Strategy at National Defence College, Abuja.
  • Commander at 407 Equipment Storage Depot Lagos.
  • Director of Logistics at HQ NAF Abuja.
  • Chief of Logistics and Communication at HQ NAF Abuja.
  • Chief of Defence Communication Defence Headquarters Abuja.
  • Group Managing Director of NAF Holding Company Abuja.
  • Chief of Administration at Headquarters NAF Abuja.
  • Commandant of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
  • Currently, the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command.


  1. Air Vice Marshal Alao’s decorations and awards include:
  • A recipient of Letter of Commendation from the Commandant National Defence College Abuja for outstanding performance as Director National and Military.
  • President, Commander in Chief Award for the Best All-round Participant at the National Defence College Course 18.
  • Commandant’s Award for Best Research paper on the same course at the NDC.
  • Mayangkara Award as Best Foreign Student.
  • Third in Order of Merit, Course 38, Air Force Command and Staff College Indonesia.
  • Forces Service Star.
  • Meritorious Service Star.
  • Distinguished Service Star.
  • Grand Service Star,
  • Passed Staff Course dagger.
  • Distinguished Fellow National Defence College.


  1. Air Vice Marshal Alao has made outstanding contributions to capacity building in the Armed Forces of Nigeria, particularly at the strategic level. He was an external examiner to the National Defence College for the assessment of participants’ research projects in 2013 and 2014. He was later returned to the College as the Chairman for the assessment of participants’ research projects in 2015 and 2016. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management as well as the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply of the United Kingdom.
  2. Air Vice Marshal Alao is happily married to Mrs Nanfe Alao and the union is blessed with 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys). At his leisure time, he enjoys listening to music and keeping fit by walking and swimming. He also enjoys watching football, reading and discussing contemporary global, regional and domestic issues.