New Delhi: Vice Admiral SN Ghormade, AVSM, NM has assumed charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff from Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC at a formal ceremony held this morning at South Block, New Delhi.
Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar is retiring today after glorious service of 39 years, an official release said.
Vice Admiral SN Ghormade is an alumni of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Naval Staff College at the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and the Naval War College, Mumbai.
The Flag Officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1984 and is a Navigation and Direction specialist. He has had extensive operational tenures onboard frontline warships of the Indian Navy.
During his career spanning over 37 years, Vice Admiral has been through a myriad of operational and staff appointments. His important operational appointments include Commands of Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra, Submarine Rescue Vessel INS Nireekshak, and Minesweeper INS Alleppey, and Second-in-Command of Guided Missile Frigate INS Ganga.
INS Nireekshak was awarded the Unit Citation for the first time during his command.