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Group Captain Gabriel Raymond Rueben

Service No & Branch 18814 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1987 Course: 139 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2012
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Gp Capt : 14 Dec 2009
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptGabriel Raymond Rueben18814 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Group Captain Gabriel Raymond Reuben (18814) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a Pilot in the Flying branch on 13 Jun 87. He held the appointment of Commanding Officer of a strategic Signal Unit from 07 Apr 08 to 18 Apr 10. In his capacity as Commanding Officer of the Air Defence unit, he was vested with the responsibility of the Air Defence of the entire southern peninsula south of Bangalore till the island nation of Sri Lanka. Towards this task, the unit had to maintain a very high degree of readiness to tackle any 26/ 11 type attack on its sensitive vital points/vital areas. To increase the situational awareness in the Operations centre, radar pictures of all the forward deployed radars were transmitted by an indigenously designed software. This facilitated display of a composite radar picture of air space covered by military and civil radars. Coupled with this integration, VOIP R/T was developed to facilitate the reception and transmission from the Ops room using the R/T sets of forward deployed radars. These unique efforts were well received and appreciated during the Commanders conference in 2009. But for the professional approach and keen operational outlook of Gp Capt Rueben, the coordination and efficacy of this system would not have been validated. At the Signal Unit commanded by Gp Capt Reuben a successful segregation of the TADIDS system from the concurrently running Campus Area Network (CAN) was achieved thereby eliminating any chances of malware spread through either system. Keeping in mind the Air Force vision to work towards a paperless office, the number of computers were increased and graduated to server based (ActiveDirectory) services, thus facilitating central storage of data. The unit was also the first to be installed with a close circuit TV system on its perimeter fence and has been designated as the IACCS node for South. Gp Capt Reuben remained relentless in his efforts to ensure the success of the projects. For distinguished service of high order, unflinching loyalty to the service and selfless devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Gabriel Raymond Reuben.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
25 Mar 2000MiG-23 USqn Ldr Gabriel Raymond Rueben
Flt Lt P K Singh
220 SqnCr Kargil Sector, Bo
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