Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla: 10 things to know about new Chief of Naval Staff

On Monday, Rear Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla was appointed the new Chief of Naval Staff.

Ogalla’s appointment came following the removal of Service Chiefs by President Bola Tinubu on Monday.

He replaces Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2021.

Here are some things you need to know about the new Chief of Naval Staff.

1. Ogalla was born on December 20, 1968, in Enugu Ezike, Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

2. He is a member of the 39 RC NDA, graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and was awarded the Sword of Honour as the best naval cadet in his course.

3. Ogalla was commissioned S Lt on September 16, 1992, and rose to the rank of R Adm wef on September 16, 21.

4. The senior officer completed the STC NNS QUORRA, Basic Hydrography National Hydrographic School India in May 2000, and Junior and Senior Staff Courses AFCSC Jaji on November 1 and July 6, respectively.

5. He participated in NDC Course 22 and was awarded fdc on August 14.

6. Ogalla served onboard many ships, including NNS AMBE, ARADU, LANA, EKUN, AGU, QUORRA, BEECROFT, DELTA and PATHFINDER.

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