Air Vice Marshal Musa Ibrahim Mukhtar DSS GSM Psc fdc Msc was born in Kano on 15 August 1967. He had his early Primary education at the Kaduna Capital School from September 1972 to June 1978 where he obtained his first Leaving Certificate. Thereafter, he proceeded to Government Secondary School Rano in Kano State from September 1978 to June 1983 where he passed out with a distinction in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). He was briefly at the School of Basic Studies (SBS), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria before proceeding to the Nigerian Defence Academy in September 1984 as a member of 36 Regular Course.Air Vice Marshal Mukhtar graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) Degree in Chemistry and was Commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer in September 1989. He further proceeded to the Technical Training Group (TTG) now Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) where he was trained as an Aircraft Engineer with emphasis on Airframe and Engine. In his quest for knowledge, the senior officer obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Abuja from 2003 to 2010. He also holds a Master Degree in Strategic Studies from the Prestigious University of Ibadan
Courses attended include:
Basic Officers Engineering Course at Technical Training Group (AFIT), Kaduna .
Junior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
Senior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
National Defence College, Abuja.
Helicopter Gunship Conversion Course at Russia Army Aviation Deployment Centre Russia.