|Service No & Branch||13129 F(P)||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 24 Jun 1972||Course: 108 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Dec 2013 Superannuated||Flying Hours : 3200||Nick Name : Charlie|
|Qualifications Held :|
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Air Chief Marshal
|01 Jul 1972 - 01 Jun 1973||Plt Offr||HOFTU||Jamnagar||Trainee|
|01 Jul 1973 - 01 May 1974||Plt Offr||No.5 Squadron||Chandigarh||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jun 1974 - 01 May 1976||Fg Offr||No.4 Squadron||Tezpur||Squadron Pilot|
|01 May 1976 - 01 Apr 1978||Fg Offr||No.4 Squadron||Bareilly||Squadron Pilot|
|01 May 1978 - 01 Apr 1979||Flt Lt||No.21 Squadron||Pune||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Apr 1979 - 01 Sep 1979||Flt Lt||RAF Losseimouth||UK||Jaguars Conversion|
|01 Sep 1979 - 01 Aug 1984||Sqn Ldr||No.14 Squadron||Ambala||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Aug 1984 - 01 Jul 1987||Sqn Ldr||Tactics and Combat Development Establishment||Jamnagar||Directing Staff|
|01 Aug 1987 - 01 Apr 1988||Sqn Ldr||Air Command and Staff College||Montgomery, Alabama||Staff Course|
|01 Apr 1988 - 01 Jun 1989||Sqn Ldr||No.16 Squadron||Gorakhpur||Flight Commander|
|01 Jun 1989 - 23 Dec 1990||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Directing Staff|
|24 Dec 1990 - 15 Jun 1992||Wg Cdr||No.16 Squadron||Gorakhpur||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jun 1992 - 01 Jul 1993||Wg Cdr||Western Air Command||Delhi||SO to AOC-in-C|
|01 Jul 1993 - 01 Dec 1995||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Staff Officer to Chief of Air Staff|
|01 Dec 1995 - 01 Mar 1997||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Joint Director (Air War Strategy Cell)|
|01 Apr 1997 - 01 Jul 2000||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Israel||Tel Aviv||Defence Attache|
|04 Jan 2001 - 09 Jan 2003||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||Air Officer Commanding|
|31 Jan 2003 - 24 Oct 2004||Air Cmde||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air-I|
|01 Oct 2004 - 28 Feb 2007||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence|
|01 Mar 2007 - 31 May 2009||Air Marshal||PSO: Planning, Air HQ||Delhi||Deputy Chief of Air Staff|
|01 Jun 2009 - 31 Dec 2010||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|01 Jan 2011 - 31 Jul 2011||Air Marshal||PSO: Operations, Air HQ||Delhi||Vice Chief of Air Staff|
|06 Jan 2010 -||No.16 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|31 Jul 2011 - 31 Dec 2013||Air Chief Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Chief of Air Staff|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr Norman Anil Kumar Browne was commissioned on 24 Jun 72 and has been in command of a Squadron, equipped with the frontline Deep Penetration Strike Aircraft since Dec 90. Wg Cdr Browne is a graduate of Staff College in USA. He has over 3000 hours of accident-free flying.
Immediately after assuming command of the Squadron, he set about enhancing the operational preparedness and potential of the unit. Wg Cdr Browne's personal contribution in development of tactics has been very significant. Recommendations made by him and his team have been accepted by Air HQ and these form a part of the standard tactics for strike squadrons.
During a low level night strike mission in a Jaguar aircraft, he experienced serious controls malfunction followed by controls restriction in the rudders. As worthy professional, he remained cool and analyzed the emergency correctly. He nursed the stricken aircraft to a safe altitude. He had to fly the aircraft extremely close to the limits of the performance envelope. He displayed extraordinary qualities of airmanship in landing the crippled aircraft thus saving invaluable aircraft.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr NAK Browne.
|Unit : 16 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2003||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Norman Anil Kumar Browne VM (13129) F (P) was commissioned in the IAF on 24 Jul 72. He has held several important command and staff appointments that include Directing Staff at Tactical Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE), command of a Jaguar fighter squadron, Defence AttachÃÂ© at Embassy of India at Tel Aviv, Israel and Chief Operations Officer of a premium fighter base. He is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, USA and also served as a Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington. He was awarded VM in 1994 for distinguished service.
Air Cmde Browne was entrusted with the task of establishing for the first time the Indian Defence Wing at Tel Aviv, Israel in 1997. As the Defence AttachÃÂ©, he carried out excellent pioneering work and laid the foundation for coordinating various projects of the three services, in addition to the requirements of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and MoD. His close liaison with the Israeli MoD and their Defence forces proved highly beneficial during Kargil crisis. His detailed planning and close involvement saw the induction of a number of new avionics and weapon systems, which are now operational with the three Services.
Air Cmde Browne was appointed Air Officer Commanding Air Force Station Pune on 29 Jun 2001. On taking over the command he faced the challenges of improving SU-30 aircraft serviceability in the face of uncertainty of availability of spares from Russia. With thorough planning and personal involvement the Serviceability State has improved to 85%. This afforded an optimum deployment of aircraft in support of Op 'Parakaram'. He has meticulously guided the squadron in evolving tactics and employment philosophy of the ac. He has also laid the foundation and planned the build up of infrastructure for the induction of the new variant SU-30 MK I. The officer has inspired confidence amongst all his station personnel. He has been innovative and cost conscious. Under his able guidance, the station has achieved high standards, which showed during the visit of Director of Air Staff Inspection (DASI) in Dec 01 when the station was assessed as 'Average Plus' in all fields and earned 'Above Average' grading in flight safety.
Air Commodore Norman Anil Kumar Browne VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI20030126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Norman Anil Kumar Browne||13129 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2010||Announced 26 Jan 2010|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : WC|