New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : Vice Admiral S N Ghormade assumed charge as Director General (Naval Operations) today.
He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on January 1, 1984 and is a graduate of the National Defence Academy (NDA), United States Naval Staff College at Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and the Naval War College, Mumbai.
During his career spanning over 32 years, he has been through a myriad of operational and staff appointments.
His operational appointments include commands of the Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra, Submarine Rescue Vessel INS Nireekshak and Minesweeper INS Allepey and second in command of Guided Missile Frigate INS Ganga.
His important staff appointments ashore include Principal Director of Personnel, Director Naval Plans and Joint Director Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters (as separate assignments), Director (Military Affairs) at the Ministry of External Affairs, Local Work Up Team (West), Instructor at Navigation Direction School and National Defence Academy.
Prior taking over as DGNO he was the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area. The officer is the recipient of the Nau Sena Medal in 2007 and Commendation by Chief of Naval Staff in 2000.