Application for Admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy 76 Regular Course

Resume of Directorate of Military Training

CURRICULUM VITAE

BRIG GEN OA AWOLO DIRECTOR OF MILITARY TRAINING

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. Brigadier General Olurotimi Azubuike Awolo was born on 14 September 1974 in Lagos into the family of Late Engr Justus Onyeabor and Capt Helen Olapeju (Rtd) Awolo. He hails from Aniocha North LGA of Delta State. He was admitted into the Nigerian Defence Academy on 16 August 1991 as a member of 43rd Regular Combatant Course. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army Infantry on 21 September 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  1. He attended the following educational institutions:
  2. Command Children’s School, An Barracks, Yaba – Lagos (1979 – 84).
  3. Command Secondary School, Ipaja – Lagos (1984 – 89).
  4. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna (1991 – 96).

 

COURSES ATTENDED

  1. He underwent the courses as follows:
  2. Anti-Tank Platoon Commanders’ Course.
  3. Airborne Basic Course.
  4. Young Officers’ Course.
  5. Junior Course.
  6. Senior Course.
  7. African Contingent Training Assistance Course.
  8. Company Commanders’ Course.
  9. Commanding Officers’ Course.
  10. National Defence College.

 

UNITS SERVED

  1. He has held the appointments in the underlisted units:
  2. 6 Bn – Pl Comd.
  3. 93 Bn – Pl Comd/OC
  4. 146 Bn – OC.
  5. MOD – ADC-HMOSD.
  6. AHQ MS – SO2 Cell 3.
  7. HQ 3 Bde – DCOS.
  8. 4 Bde Gar – Comd.
  9. MOD – DD PSO.
  10. 707 SF Bde – COS.
  11. 5 Bde – Bde Comd.
  12. 16 Bde – Bde Comd.
  13. AHQ DAT – Director Training/Exercises

 

OPERATIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. He has the following operational experiences:
  2. Op LIBERTY – ECOMOG Liberia.
  3. Op Sandstorm/Tiger Tail – ECOMOG Sierra Leone.
  4. Op HARMONY IV – Bakassi Penninsula.
  5. United Nations Mission in Liberia.
  6. African Union/United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur.
  7. Op LAFIA DOLE – North-East Nigeria.

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  1. He was the following honours and awards:
  2. River Niger Star.
  3. Distinguished Service Star.
  4. Forces Service Star.
  5. Field Command Medal.
  6. Command Medal.
  7. Nigerian Army Purple Heart.
  8. ECOMOG Medal.
  9. UNMIL Medal.
  10. UNAMID Medal.
  11. General Operations Medal.
  12. Fellow national Defence College.
  13. Passed Staff Course.
  14. Passed Junior Staff Course.

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  1. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

  1. He is a Member National Institute of Management (Chartered).

 

MISCELLANOUS

  1. Brigadier General Awolo is happily married to Dumtochukwu Jessica Awolo and blessed with a boy and a girl. His hobbies include watching documentaries, mixed martial arts and football.