|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||11 Jul 1975||Course||114 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2014|
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|16 Mar 1995 - 25 Nov 1996||Wg Cdr||No.51 Squadron||Srinagar||CO|
|-||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (ops)|
|01 Feb 2000 - 18 Nov 2001||Gp Capt||41 Wing||Jaisalmer||Stn Cdr|
|01 Mar 2006 - 01 Mar 2008||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, USA||Washington||Air Attache|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||ACAS (ops Offensive)|
|-||AVM||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||CI (Air)|
|01 Jan 2011 - 05 Jun 2012||Air Mshl||South Western Air Command||Gandhinagar||SASO|
|06 Jun 2012 - 31 Jul 2012||Air Mshl||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||SASO|
|01 Aug 2012 - 31 Dec 2013||Air Mshl||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||AOC-in-C|
|01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014||Air Mshl||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||AOC-in-C|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Rakesh Kumar Jolly||14083 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Rakesh Kumar Jolly was commissioned on 11 Jul 75 in the Fighter Stream of the Indian Air Force. Since then he has flown over 3700 hours of accident free flying. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College.
Wg Cdr Jolly assumed command of a front-line MiG-21 Bis Squadron in March 1995. With his professional attitude and attention to detail, Wg Cdr Jolly's leadership was instrumental in significant and tangible achievements of the Squadron.
The Squadron performed well in all fields and was assessed as Average Plus by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. In the 1996-97 Inter Squadron Gunnery Meet, Wg Cdr Jolly steered his unit to the first position in rocketry, and to the second position overall. Despite constraints of weather, and frequent detachments, the Squadron was able to achieve 100% operational and instrument rating status and an enviable flight safety record. The Squadron bagged the inter-unit sports trophy for 1995-96 and also achieved one of the best aircraft serviceability status in the MiG-21 Bis Fleet.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Rakesh Kumar Jolly.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Rakesh Kumar Jolly||14083 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2003||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
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