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Air Marshal Ashok Kumar Goel

Service No 8151 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Sep 1943
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 1963 Course 86 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 2003
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 25 Jan 1983Gp Capt : 30 Jun 1986Acting Air Cmde : 10 Feb 1992Air Cmde : 10 Feb 1992
AVM : 03 Feb 1997Air Marshal : 01 Apr 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Feb 1985 - 30 Jan 1987Gp CaptNo.44 SquadronAgra CO
09 Dec 1991 - 21 Jun 1992Air Cmde4 WingAgra AOC
22 Jun 1992 - 02 Jan 1994Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh AOC
01 Jan 2000 - 01 Mar 2001AVMDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
01 Apr 2001 - 31 Oct 2002Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Nov 2002 - 30 Sep 2003Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptAshok Kumar Goel8151 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Group Captain Ashok Kumar Goel was commissioned in the flying Branch in Dec 1963. An officer with exceptional professional competence, he has 6700 hrs of accident free flying, mainly on operational tasks both in the Western and Eastern Sectors.

Group Captain Goel has always displayed a very high order of leadership, organizing ability, ingenuity and dedication under the most strenuous and trying conditions whether at home or abroad. Under his dynamic leadership, able guidance and close monitoring and supervision the entire team of aircrew achieved excellent grading while under going training on IL–76 aircraft in the Soviet Military Academy. Back home as the first commanding officer of the IL–76 Squadron, he accomplished the stupendous tasks involving the simultaneous equipment and change of location of the Squadron through his meticulous planning administrative acumen and astute management. Undeterred by the multiplicity and the complexities of the myriad problems in the fields of operation, maintenance and administration, Group Captain Goel, with his singular drive, extraordinary capacity for hard work and outstanding ability to train and motivate his subordinates, forged ahead to establish the Mighty Jet Squadron in a remarkably short period since its induction, as the most reliable and dependable workhorse in the country air transport operations. His cheerful acceptance of responsibilities, exceptional initiative and extraordinary diligence have been source of inspiration of everyone.

For his outstanding professionalism, selfless devotion, exemplary dedication to duty and leadership qualities of an exceptional order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Group Captain Ashok Kumar Goel.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAshok Kumar Goel8151 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAshok Kumar Goel8151 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details : Inspector General Flight Safety
Unit : Air HQ
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