Air Vice Marshal Tajudeen Oladele Yusuf was born on 31 Oct 70. He hails from Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Development Area of Lagos State. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 40th Regular Course where he obtained Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with second class upper. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer on 25 Sep 93. He started his military carrier as a logistic officer having been trained as a supply personnel in the then Technical Training Group Kaduna. He later proceeded for flying training and became a fighter pilot and multi engine aircraft captain. As an accomplished pilot, AVM Yusuf has flown over 2000 hours on various NAF platforms. Some of the platforms flown by the senior officer include the ABT-18, L39ZA, Do-228 and the G-222. Owing to his assiduous disposition and dexterity, he has steadily progressed through the ranks as at when due. The senior officer was promoted to the enviable rank of Air Vice Marshal in year 2020.
In the area of academics, the senior officer has attended several courses both home and abroad. Some of these include,
Air Command and Staff Course United States of America for his Senior Course
Royal College of Defence Studies United Kingdom for his Defence Course
Master of Business Administration from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Master of Art degree in International Studies from Air University, Alabama, USA.
As a prudent manager of both human and material resources, the senior officer has held several appointments in the course of his unblemished carrier.
Chief Instructor Academics/Military AFMS Jos.
Logistic officer, NAF Det ECOMOG in Sierra-leone 1998-1999.
Commander 303 Medium Airlift Group Ilorin
Force Commander (FC)/Air Component Commander (ACC) ECOWAS Military intervention in the Gambia.
Air Component Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Director of Operations DHQ Abuja
Currently Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Command.
Air Vice Marshal TO Yusuf is happily married and the union is blessed with 4 children. At his leisure time, he enjoys reading, engaging in intellectual discourse and Travelling.