WO M TARR
Staff Sergeant Tarr Mathias who is still in active service as a soldier was born to Mr and Mrs Christopher Tarr Umua and Rebecca Tarr. The Senior Non-Commissioned Officer joined the Nigerian Army after secondary School, trained and passed out from Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria as a private soldier. After a long professional career with several military courses in administration, he attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and graduated with BA (Hons) degree in English and Literary Studies in 2006. He also obtained an MA from the same university. The SNCO also obtained a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and another Master in International Affairs and Strategic Studies (MIASS) both from the Post Graduate School of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDAPGS). Additionally, Tarr has also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna and another Diploma in Security Management (DSM) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Tarr is proficient in computer, courtesy of a diploma in computer from Khemsafe Computer Institute, Kaduna.
The soldier who is a PhD candidate at ABU is currently a lecturer in the Department of Languages of the Nigerian Defence Academy with research interests in literary criticism, speech discourse and grammar. He is happily married to Winnie Tarr and has three girls, all of them graduates