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Air Marshal Michael McMahon

Service No 7399 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Sep 1944
Date Commissioned 22 Jun 1963 Course 84 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 2004
Remarks : 31Sqn (65)
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Jul 1981Gp Capt : 21 Apr 1986Air Cmde : 02 Jul 1990Acting AVM : 30 May 1996
AVM : 01 Jan 1996C-in-C : 01 Aug 2001
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
22 Sep 1980 - 12 Dec 1982Wg CdrNo.14 SquadronAmbala CO
01 Dec 1982 - 01 Jan 1985Wg CdrINASO Gp Manager
01 Jan 1985 - 30 Jun 1985Wg CdrJSSCAustralia Staff Course
01 Dec 1985 - 01 Mar 1987Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Project Manager
23 Mar 1987 - 18 Sep 1988Gp CaptNo.6 SquadronPune CO
01 Sep 1988 - 01 Jan 1990Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JD (ASR)
01 Jan 1990 - 01 Apr 1992Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Dir (ASR)
01 Apr 1992 - 01 Mar 1995Air CmdeEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
14 Mar 1995 - 28 May 1996Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
01 Jun 1996 - 01 Jan 1999AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Jan 1999 - 30 Sep 1999Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Oct 1999 - 31 Mar 2001Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Apr 2001 - 31 Jul 2001Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
01 Aug 2001 - 31 Jan 2003Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar AOC-in-C
01 Feb 2003 - 30 Sep 2004Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 5
     
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrMichael McMahon7399 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 31 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtMichael McMahon7399 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 101 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrMichael McMahon7399 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1980
Details :

Squadron Leader Michael McMohan was posted to tactics and Combat Development Training Establishment again in September, 1977. He had served in this establishment earlier during February 1973 to June, J975. In the later tenure, he was initially appointed as the Officer-in-charge Training where he implemented modifications in the Fighter Combat Leader training pattern with commendable results. In addition to the above charge, he took over as Officer-in-charge Development from January, 1978. The Establishment finalised Air Combat Tactics during that period and ensured completion of other development tasks allotted to the Establishment. Squadron Leader Michael McMohan was appointed as the Signal Unit Flight Commander in July 1978. During this tenure, he has ensured that despite the high risk exercises in the Establishment, the Flight Safety is maintained at its peak level.

Squadron Leader Michel McMohan has thus displayed professional skill and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th June 1981 - No.34-Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMichael McMahon7399 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMichael McMahon7399 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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