ABRIGED BIOGRAPHY OF AIR COMMODORE FCS UWAKARA – DICT
Air Commodore Felix Chukwuemeka Samuel Uwakara is a member of 42 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer on 16 September 1995. The senior officer attended several military courses and obtained various degrees and awards. Felix graduated from the prestigious National Defence College with the Brazilian Award for Best Research Paper in Science and Technology, NDC Course 26. He is a Distinguished Fellow of National Defence College, Nigeria.
The senior officer’s civil qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nigerian Defence Academy and Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution from OAU Ile Ife as well as Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan. The senior officer has attended several courses including the Officers’ Basic Course in Communication at CES, AFIT, Internet/Internetworking and PABX/Intercom, NITEL, MICOM 2R Radio Training Course at Danimex Denmark and Junior and Senior Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Kaduna. Others courses include, Secondary Surveillance Radar Systems Principles, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria, Cyber Security Digital and Computer Forensics Training, Abuja and Defence and Strategic Course, NDC Course 26 as well as Air Defence Radar Planning Training at CEIEC, China among others.
Air Commodore FCS Uwakara has served in several military units and establishments in various capacities and held numerous appointments. Some of the appointments held include Commanding Officer Admin Battalion at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi and the Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Defence Staff among a host of others. He was the Director of Radar Technology in the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters. Felix was also the Director of Information Communications Technology at the National Defence College, Nigeria as well as Director of Technical Intelligence, Headquarters Nigerian Air Force. He is currently the Director of Information and Communications Technology, Nigerian Defence Academy.
The senior has bagged some honours and awards to his credit. These include, Distinguished Service Star, Distinguished Fellow of National Defence College Nigeria and Passed Staff Course. He holds a Master of Science in Defence and Strategic Studies and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) among others. He is a member of the National Institute of Management, Computer Professionals of Nigeria, and Society for Peace Studies and Practice. The senior officer is a distinguished ICON, Fellow Corporate Administration Institute.
Felix is happily married and has three children. He loves reading, jogging, playing Snooker, Football and Badminton.