AMAO, Air-Vice Marshal Isiaka

Born September 14, 1965
Born September 14, 1965. Nuhu Bamali Primary School Kaduna,1971-77; Command Secondary School Kakuri, Kaduna, 1977-82; Federal College of Freshwater and Fisheries Technology (FCFFT), New Bussa, 1994-96; University of Madras India, 2002-2003; Kaduna Polytechnic, 2005-2006; National Defence University, China, 2012-2013. Amao joined the Nigerian Air Force on January 19, 1984 as a member of 35 NDA Regular Course and was commissioned as Pilot Officer on December 20, 1986. He started his Primary Flying Training at 301 Flying Training School (FTS) Kaduna from 1987-1989, did the Basic Flying Training at 303 FTS Kano, 1990-92 and Tactical Fighter Training at 99 Air Combat Training Group (99 ACTG) Kainji,1993-99. Later on, Amao went for Instructor Pilot Course at 301 FTS Kaduna, 2004-2005. He served in the following NAF Units: 99 ACTG Kainji as Trainee/Sqn Pilot, 1993-2004; 301 FTS Kaduna as Instructor Pilot/Sqn Pilot, 2004-2007; HQ NAF Abuja as Air Assistance to Chief of Air Staff, September 2008-May 2010; Nigerian High Commission London as Deputy Defence Adviser, May 2010-August 2012 and Ag Defence Adviser, November 2011-Feb 2012. He also served in Defence Headquarter as Assistance Director of operation, August 2013-January 2014; 99 ACTG as Commander, January 25, 2014-January 20, 2015; 75 Strike Group (75 STG) as Commander, January20, 2015-February 16, 2016; Air Component Commander of operation ZAMAN LAFIYA / LAFIYA DOLE (North East operation) February13, 2015-February 16, 2016. Amao also doubled as Acting Deputy Theater Commander (Air Ops) for operation LAFIYA DOLE January 4, 2016-February 16, 2016; Director of Policy (DOPOL) at HQ NAF, Abuja February 16-May 27 and Director of Operations (DOO) at HQ NAF, Abuja, May27-September 6, 2016; Director of Training (DOT) at HQ NAF, Abuja September 2016-December 22, 2016 and Director of Operations (DOO) at HQ NAF December 22, 2016-January 29, 2018. Decorations: Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Star (DSS), General Service Medal (GSM), River Benue Star (RBS), Passed Staff College (psc) and Fellow National Defence University (FNDU) China. Amao was appointed Chief of Air Staff, Federal Republic of Nigeria on January 26, 2021.
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