Air Vice Marshal Ibukun Omotayo Ojeyemi was born on the 23 April 1964 in Modakeke, Osun State. He hails from Modakeke, in Ife East Local Government Area of Osun state. His primary and secondary school education were at The Apostolic Central Primary School and Modakeke High School respectively. He later proceeded to Baptist High School Ede, Osun State for his Advance Level School Certificate. AVM Ojeyemi gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna on the 24thSeptember 1984 as a member of the 36th Regular Course. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer on the 23rd of September 1989. He was promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal on the 23rd of September 2016.
Courses attended in both Military and Civil courses are:
BSc (Hons) in Physics @ Nigerian Defence Academy
Primary Flying Training Course @ 301 FTS now 401 FTS
Basic Flying Training Course @ 303 FTS now 403 FTS
MoSS – Master of Strategic Studies @ Air University, Montgomery, Alabama USA
Tactical Staff Officers Course @ British/Canadian International Mine Action Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
QFI – Single/Multiengine/Instrument Ratings @ Aviation Training Resource, UK
Next Generation of African Leaders Course @ ACSS, National Defence University, Washington D.C., USA
Air Transport Pilot License ATPL – FAA @ Flight Safety International, USA
BE – 350 Aircraft Typerating Course @ Flight Safety International, USA
CE – 680 Aircraft Typerating Course @ Flight Safety International, USA
Port Facilities Security Course – ISPS Code
Some of the appointments held include:
OiC Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) NAF, Kano.
Commanding Officer, Flying Wing, Air Maritime Group (8IAMG) NAF Benin.
OiC Air Wing PICOMSS, ONSA.
Commander 301 Flying Training School now 401 FTS..
Commander 209 Executive Airlift Group now 307 EAG.
Operations Officer – Military Airport Commandant office, MAKIA, Kano.
Staff Officer Operations (S01) – 301 FTS now 401 FTS.
Group Operations Officer (GOO) – 209 EAG now 307 EAG.
Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) Logistic Command.
Chief of Staff (COS) Air Training Command.
Director of Policy, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force
Currently the Air Officer Commanding, Mobility Command
DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
Some of his major awards and decorations are as follows:
Chief of Air Staff Most Outstanding Performance Award King Air 350 aircraft by Air Marshal SB Abubukar DFS
Letter of Commendation by the Chief of Army Staff – Lt Gen ML Agwai
Forces Service Star – FSS
Meritorious Service Star – MSS
Distinguished Service Star – DSS
General Service Medal – GSM
River Benue Star – RBS
Pass Staff College – psc
Air Vice Marshal Ojeyemi is a holder of the American Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) and has flown a variety of aircraft in the inventories of the Nigerian Air Force and some government agencies. The senior officer has flown over 4,400hrs as Operational and Instructional Flying hours. He has single handedly trained over 30 NAF pilots on King Air 350 aircraft. Some of the aircraft flown includes:
39ZA Albatross aircraft
Dornier D0 – 228 aircraft
King Air 350 aircraft
Citation Sovereign CE – 680 aircraft
The very senior officer is happily married and the union is blessed with 3 children, a son and 2 daughters. He enjoys flying, watching television and playing table tennis.