Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar Anand VSM takes over as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA)

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Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar Anand, Vishisht Seva Medal took over as the Air Officer-in-Charge Administration (AOA) on 1 June 2023.

An overview of the news

  • An alumnus of the National Defense Academy, the Air Marshal was commissioned as Air Marshal in the administrative branch of the Indian Air Force.

  • In a career spanning over 36 years, the Air Marshal has held various field and staff appointments.

  • Prior to his present appointment, he was the Director General (Administration) at Air Headquarters, New Delhi.

  • For his distinguished service, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in January 2022.

Role of Air Officer-in-Charge Administration

  • Air Force Officer-in-Charge Administration is responsible for overseeing the administrative functions of the Indian Air Force.

  • It includes the management of human resources, logistics, infrastructure, welfare and other administrative aspects of the organization.

  • The AOA plays a critical role in driving modernization efforts and improving administrative efficiency within the Indian Air Force.

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