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Air Vice Marshal Giles Gomez

Service No & Branch 16527 MED MR-03890
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Mar 1978 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2014 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Dec 1992Acting Gp Capt : 27 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 14 May 2004Acting Air Cmde : 15 May 2009
Air Cmde : 06 Apr 2009Acting AVM : 01 Apr 2013AVM : 01 Apr 2013
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 Nov 1996 - 05 Oct 1997Wg CdrNo.1 Aero Medical Training CentreHindan Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeInstitution of Aviation MedicineBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeGiles Gomez16527 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Air Commodore Giles Gomez (16527) Medical was commissioned in the medical branch on 18 Mar 78. He specialized in Aviation Medicine and served in frontline fighter squadrons where for his yeomen work was awarded the "IAF Best Squadron Medical Officer" trophy in 1988. He trained in UK in 1990 and was awarded the Barbara Harrison Trophy for being the Best Outgoing Officer amongst officers from fifteen Commonwealth countries. He pioneered the training programme for aircrew in High-G and Spatial Disorientation and produced training films for which he was awarded the CAS Commendation in 1994. He was commended upon by the ICAO Audit team for introducing forward thinking medical policies as the DDMS Civil Aviation in 2000. He also received kudos for his astute medical investigation of the Alliance Air Boeing 737 crash at Patna. In 2003, he conceived and designed the first ever course in the world for "physical conditioning of helicopter aircrew" and his subsequent treatise on "in-flight exercises" for fighter aircrew has been incorporated as an SOP for long duration flights in Su-30 MKI fleet. He has spearheaded the training of aircrew on Night Vision Goggles and has authored a book titled "NVG - A READY RECKONER" for pilot reference. This has advanced the cause of flight safety in the IAF in a very meaningful way. Air Cmde Giles Gomez is one of the foremost Aviation Medicine specialists in the country, a renowned speaker and a teacher par - excellence. In his present tenure as the Commandant of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine he has utilized his in-depth knowledge and managerial skills to revamp the entire training curricula of aircrew and medical officers; he has given a new impetus to aeromedical research and has successfully executed a large number of operationally important task directives. Being at the helm of affairs he has steered the ISRO - IAM collaborative work schedule and has placed the Institute firmly on the roadmap of the future Indian Human Space Programme. Air Commodore Gomez has introduced a paradigm shift in the work ethos of the institute, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking which has resulted in a number of pilot-friendly initiatives in terms of new protocols, procedures and practices. He has used his creative ability in the realm of work services and is singularly responsible for giving the institute a remarkable face lift. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Commodore Giles Gomez.
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