Air Vice Marshal NN ANANABA DSS psc NDC BEng MPhll COREN

AIR OFFICER COMMANDING AIR TRAINING COMMAND

BACKGROUND

  1. Air Vice Marshal Nnamdi Nwokoma Ananaba was born on 29 December 1971. He hails from Ugwunabo Local Government Area of Abia State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 41 on 19 September 1989 and commissioned Pilot Officer on 17 September 1994.
  2. The senior officer holds several qualifications, some of which include:
  • Master of Philosophy (Defence and Strategic Studies).
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Public Admin)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mech Eng).
  • Aircraft MX Engineer Licence (Airframe & Engine).
  • Combat Pilot.
  • Commercial Pilot Licence.
  • Qualified Flying Instructor.
  • The senior officer is also a member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

DECORATIONS.

  1. The senior officer has the following decorations to his name - DSS MSS FSS Psc ndc Mphil.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED.

  1. Our amiable Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command has attended various schools and institutions. Some of these include:
  • Ahmadu Bello University Staff School Zaria, Kaduna State, from 1977 – 1983.
  • Air Force Military School Jos, from 1983 – 1989.
  • Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, from 1989 – 1994.
  • Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria, from Jan – Jul 1998.
  • Ghana Institute of Public Administration Accra, from 2006 – 2007.
  • Air Force Flight Test and Training Centre Cangzhou China, from 2009 – 2010.
  • Abbatare Incorporated Training Centre, Washington DC USA, from Feb – Apr 2011.
  • Flight Instructor School, Pakistan, Air Force Academy, Risalput Pakistan, from Jun – Dec 2011.
  • University of Madras, Chennai India, 2017.

COURSES ATTENDED.

  1. Similarly, the senior officer attended several military courses which include:
  • Orientation Engineering Officers Course at AFIT, from Mar 1996 – Aug 1997.
  • Licence Preparation Course at NCAT, from Jan – Jul 1998.
  • Ab – Initio Flying Course at 401 FTS, from Nov 1999 – Jan 2002.
  • Junior Command Staff Course at AFCSC Jaji, from Jun – May 2002.
  • Basic Flying Course at 403 FTS Kano, from May 2003 – Dec 2006.
  • Senior Command and Staff Course at GAFCSc Accra Ghana, from 2006 – 2007.
  • Fighter Pilots Course at Air Force Flight Test and Training Centre, Cangzhou China from Dec 09 – Dec 10.
  • Alpha Test Typerating Course Washington USA, from Feb – Apr 2011.
  • Flying Instructor Course at FTS, Risalpur Pakistan, from Jun – Dec 2011.
  • Strategic Leadership Course at NDC Abuja - Feb 2016.
  • National Defence Course, New Delhi India from – 2017.

APPOINTMENTS HELD:

  1. The very senior officer has held several appointments some of which are:
  • Admin Officer – 10 Eng Wg, 131 Eng Gp MKD from 1994 – 1996.
  • OiC MB – 339 Flt, 42 Log Wg 403 FTS Kano, 1997 – 1998.
  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Training, HQ ATC Kaduna, 2002 – 2003.
  • Commanding Officer, 428 Instructor Pilot Wg 403 FTS, 2012 – 2013.
  • Commanding Officer, 423 Basic Flying Trg Wg 403 FTS, 2013 – 2016.
  • Commander 403 FTS Kano, 2016 – 2017.
  • Deputy Director Safety HQ NAF, Feb 2018.
  • Deputy Director Peace Keeping Operations HQ NAF, Jan 20 – Mar 20.
  • Coord Ops Sp Centre HQ NAF, Mar 20 – Jan 21.
  • Comd 407 ACTG, Jan 21 – Mar 21.
  • Air Component Commander OPHK, Mar 21 – Jun 22.
  • DOO HQ NAF, Jan 22 – Date.
  • Currently the Air Officer Commanding, Air Training Command.

OPERATIONS PARTICIPATED:

  1. The senior officer also participated in internal security operations such as:
  • OP Sharan Daji.
  • OP Harbin Kunama.
  • OP Hadarin Daji.
  • OP Hadin Kai.

AC TYPE-RATING:

  1. The senior officer is type rated on the following aircrafts:
  • Air beetle (ABT-L8).
  • Super Mushshak (SMK).
  • DO – 228.
  • L – 39ZA.
  • Alpha Jet.
  • F – 7Ni.

AWARDS:

  1. The senior officer distinguished himself in most of the military courses he attended and merited the following awards:
  • Best in Flying SP Cse 32 at 401 FTS – 2001.
  • Best in Flying BFC 13 at 403 FTS – 2006.
  • Best All-Round Student (Air Force) Snr Cse GAFCSC Teslie, Accra Ghana – 2007.
  • Best Allied Student Snr Cse, GAFCSC – 2007.
  • Second Best All – Round Student Snr Cse GAFCSC – 2007.

10.  The Air Offr is married to Dr. Martina Ananaba and the union is blessed with 2 Children. His hobbies include, surfing the internet, walking and driving.