1. Nelson Ebieteli Calmday was born in Port Harcourt City (PHC), Rivers State Nigeria on 24 May 1966. He hails from Nembe in Bayelsa State and attended the Holy Trinity Primary School, Aggrey Road, PHC from 1972 to 1978. He later attended Enitonna High School PHC, where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in June 1983. After secondary education, he worked briefly as a Revenue Inspector with the Rivers State Ministry of Finance from August 1984 – August 1985 and gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as a member of the 37 Regular Course on 27 September 1985. Upon graduation from the Academy, he was commissioned to the rank of Pilot Officer on 22 September 1990, progressed steadily through the ranks and was promoted Air Vice Marshal on 20 November 2017 (effective 27 September 2017).
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND COURSES ATTENDED
2. Recent amongst his several Command and Staff appointments include,
3. The Air Officer’s meritorious awards and decorations include:
4. Air Vice Marshal Calmday is happily married to Mrs Anita Perekemebenoya Calmday, a senior staff in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria and they are blessed with 3 children. His hobbies include reading, keeping fit, watching movies and travelling.