GARUBA, Major-General Chris Abutu

B.Sc, M.Phil, retired military officer, lec turer, administrator; born April 8, 1948, Opole OtUkpa, Ogbadilo Local Government Area, Benue State; married with children; Education: Mount St. Michael's Secondary School, Aliade, Benue State, 1962-66, St. John's College, Kaduna, 1967, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, 1967-70; Cameroon University, Lawton, Oklahoma State, USA, 1974-75; University of Okla homa, Norman, USA, 1975-78; University of Jos, Plateau State, 1989; Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, England, U.K, 1971; United States Army Artillery and Missile School, Fortsill, Oklahoma, USA, 1972-73; BallisticMeteorology andTargetAcquisition Courses, USA FAS, Fortstill, USA 1974; Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1978-79; Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India, 1981; Regimental Battalion Commander's Course, Jaji, 1983; Self Pro pelled Artillery Course, Jos, 1984; National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, 1989; Career: Appointed Com mandingOfficer, Artillery School; Director, ArmyLogisticsand Plans,Army Headquar ters, Ministry of Defence, Lagos, 1979-80; Directing Staff, Senior Division, Command and Staff College, Jaji, 1981-83; Brigade Commander, 34 Self Propelled Artillery Bri gade, 1983-85; Military Governor, Bauchi State, 1985-88; Colonel General Staff, Di rectorate of Army Operations and Training, Army Headquarters; Ministry of Defence, Lagos, 1988-89; Commander, Corps of Ar tillery, 1990-, Coordinator, National Air De fence Scheme, 1990-93; General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigerian Army; member, Armed Forces Ruling Council, 1990-93; Chief Military Observer, United Nations Verification Mission in Angel (UNAVEM II), 1993-95; Force Commander/ Chief Military Observer, United Nations Verification Mission in Angola (UNAVEM III), 1995; Chief of Defence Research, De velopment Policy and Planning, 1995-96; member, Vision 2010 Committee; Comman dant, National War College, Nigeria and member, Provisional Ruling Council, since 1996; fellow, Institute of Management and Technology; National Honour: Com mander ofthe Order ofthe Federal Repub lic, 1998; Decorations: Forces Service Star; Defence Service Medal; National Service Medal; Republic Service Medal; Nigerian Crisis Service Medal; Independence Medal Silver Jubilee Medal; member, National In stitute; United National Service Medal (UNAVEM II and III); Hobbies: travelling, music, jogging,horseriding,squashand golf, farming and adventure; Address: Opole Okukpa, Benue State.
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