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Air Marshal Trevor Raymond Joseph Osman

Service No & Branch 6005 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 78 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1997 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Dec 1961Flt Lt : 15 Dec 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1979Acting Gp Capt : 18 Oct 1982
Gp Capt : 27 Oct 1983Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1988Acting AVM : 09 Feb 1993AVM : 01 Feb 1993
Air Marshal : 27 Mar 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 195931 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1991
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1967 - 01 May 1968Flt LtPresident's SecretariatDelhi Aide De Camp
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
17 May 1979 - 30 Jun 1980Wg CdrNo.221 SquadronBhatinda Commanding Officer
11 Jan 1982 - 20 Nov 1982Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
11 Jan 1982 - 01 Jan 1985Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
01 Feb 1985 - 01 Jul 1986Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
06 Jan 1988 - 31 Dec 1988Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Assistant to Chief of Air Staff
12 Jan 1989 - 30 Dec 1990Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
26 Nov 1991 - Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Offensive Operations
- AVM2 Air Defence Control CentreGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding
21 Mar 1994 - 21 Mar 1995AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Inspection
01 Feb 1995 - 26 Mar 1995AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
27 Mar 1995 - 31 Dec 1995Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 1996 - 31 Mar 1997Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeTrevor Raymond Joseph Osman6005 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Air Commodore Trevor Raymond Joseph Osman has been commanding a key fighter base since the 12th January, 1989. Under his command, the base has maintained a very high status in the areas of operations, maintenance and administration. This has been achieved due to the officer's deep personal involvement and qualities of leadership. He has been able to motivate his men to produce outstanding results which are reflected in the performance of the Wing.

In the field of operations, his unrelenting efforts, leadership from the front, comprehensive professional knowledge and ability to build an effective team have enabled him AVSM 1991 to keep the performance of the base at a very high level. His stress on increased mutual interaction between operational squadrons and a tactics development agency has resulted in smooth absorption of new concepts based on better understanding of the changing operational scenario.

In the field of maintenance, Air Cmde Osman has insisted on the highest standards of technical practices and encouraged independent thinking oriented towards innovation. Under his guidance and encouragement, the maintenance personnel have designed and put up several significant modifications to enhance the operational capability of aircraft and weapon systems, and that too at a negligible cost.

In the field of administration, as a result of careful planning and optimal use of existing resources, he was able to achieve marked efficiency in the execution of works services. On the welfare front, he introduced a number of activities which positively contributed to the maintenance of morale of all personnel and their families at a very high level.

Air Commodore Trevor Raymond Joseph Osman has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19910126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTrevor Raymond Joseph Osman6005 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Air Marshal TRJ Osman, AVSM was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 15 Dec 60. A Pilot Attack Instructor, he has varied flying experience on different types of fighter aircraft and has actively participated in the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars. He commanded two front-line squadrons. During his tenure as the Air Officer Commanding Air Force Station Jamnagar, he ensured very high operational standards which resulted in the station winning the Best Base and Flight Safety awards. For distinguished service rendered, he was awarded AVSM in 1990. He has held the key appointments of Director Offensive Operations, Air Defence Commander HQ South Western Air Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Inspection) and Senior Air Staff Officer HQ Eastern Air Command. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, Bracknell, UK and the National Defence College. Air Mshl TRJ Osman was appointed as the Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS) on 01 Jan 96. On taking over he has carried out a complete analytical review of the IAF's flying training system and thereafter formulated and executed a comprehensive reorganization and modernization plan.

As VCAS, Air Mshl TRJ Osman has contributed significantly to the formulation and execution of air strategy and tactical concepts of the IAF. Drawing on his comprehensive operational experience Air Mshl TRJ Osman has instituted innovative operational measures that will greatly enhance the IAF's future operational status and capability. His dedication to achievement of clearly defined service goals has inspired his entire Branch with a sense of mission. Air Mshl TRJ Osman has been actively involved in providing the impetus for the Fifth Pay Commission as the Principal Staff Officer in charge.

Air Mshl TRJ Osman AVSM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19970126
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