Satish Namdeo Ghormade

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S. N. Ghormade

AVSM, NM
Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, AVSM, NM, Indian Navy.jpg
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Navy
Years of service 1 January 1984 – present
Rank IN Vice Admiral Shoulder curl.png 13-Indian Navy-VADM.svg Vice Admiral
Commands held
Awards

Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade AVSM, NM is an officer in the Indian Navy. He is the current Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.[1] He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) near Pune and he attended the Naval Staff Course at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, and the Naval War College in Mumbai. Ghormade was commissioned in 1984. He served as the commanding officer of the guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra, submarine rescue vessel INS Nireekshak and minesweeper INS Allepey. He was awarded a Nao Sena Medal in 2007 and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2017.

Early life and education

Ghormade graduated from the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune. He completed his Master of Philosophy degree from University of Mumbai, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Madras in defence and strategic studies. He completed the Naval Staff Course at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, and the Naval War College in Mumbai. Ghormade holds a specialization in navigation and direction. He completed his personnel management Master's degree from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune.[2]

Career

Rear Admiral SN Ghormade (right), assuming charge of Flag Officer, Maharashtra Area, from Rear Admiral MS Pawar

Ghormade was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1 January 1984. He was the commanding officer of the guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra, the submarine rescue vessel INS Nireekshak and the minesweeper INS Allepey, and was also second in command of the guided missile frigate INS Ganga.[3]

Ghormade served as Principal Director of the Personnel Board and Director of Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters. He also served as Director of Military Affairs at the Ministry of External Affairs. He held two instructional appointments: one at the Navigation Direction School and the other at the National Defence Academy.[3]

Vice Admiral SN Ghormade (second from left), NM, Director General Naval Operations and Mr Tapan Misra (third from left), Director, Space Application Centre (SAC)

After promotion to the flag rank in 2012, he was appointed Assistant Chief of Personnel.[4] Ghormade served as Flag Officer Commanding, Karnataka Naval Area, and Flag Officer Commanding, Maharashtra Naval Area.[3][5]

Beginning on 21 October 2016, Ghormade served as Director General Naval Operations and then took charge as Chief of Staff Eastern Naval Command.[1][2][6] During his tenure as Director General Naval Operations, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 15 May 2017 with the Space Applications Centre for the sharing of oceanographic and meterological data. This will allow for a better understanding of the Indian Ocean.[7] Ghormade was awarded the Commendation Card by the Chief of Naval Staff in 2000, the Nao Sena Medal in 2007, and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal on 26 January 2017.[2][8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 14 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Director General of Naval Operations". indiannavy.nic.in. indiannavy. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, NM takes over as Director General of Naval Operations". indiannavy.nic.in. indiannavy. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Navy bends rule to promote Admiral Dhowan's staff officer". indiatoday.in. India Today. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Indian Navy And Bajaj Auto Set Off On A PAN Maharashtra Ride". overdrive.in. overdrive. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  6. ^ "For organizational efficiency: Maharashtra and Gujarat naval areas divided". economictimes.indiatimes.com. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Navy signs MoU for data sharing in oceanography, meteorology". www.magzter.com. Magzter Inc. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. ^ "398 Republic Day Gallantry and other Defence Decorations Announced". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
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