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Air Marshal Joseph Neri

Service No & Branch 13711 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Jul 1974 Course: 6 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2011 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Sep 1993Gp Capt : 04 May 1998Air Cmde : 09 May 2005AVM : 02 Jan 2007
Air Marshal : 29 Apr 2009
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Jun 1997 - Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Chief Engineering Officer
10 Oct 2002 - 14 Jun 2004Gp Capt805 Signal UnitKasauli Station Commander
- AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Maintenance Plans
29 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Aircraft)
01 Feb 2010 - 30 Sep 2011Air MarshalPSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJoseph Neri13711 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1999Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Group Captain Joseph Neri (13711) AE (L) has been the Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) of a premier fighter base since 30 June 97. In a short period of 10 months, the officer's dynamism and dedication to professional excellence has left an indelible mark on every field of maintenance at this Wing.

In terms of aircraft maintenance, he assumed charge as CEO under the most trying circumstances. He had to de-induct a fighter squadron, simultaneously inducting another squadron. He used his managerial and professional skills in motivating his maintenance team to carry out a record 13 engine changes in a short span of one month so that the Squadron could move on time to its new locations. Simultaneously he planned for smooth induction of the new fighter squadron. Throughout all this, he ensured that the serviceability of the other two fighter squadrons at base remained high. His involvement and dedication right from the start resulted in peaking of maintenance efficiency, as reflected by availability of 12 or more fighter aircraft with each Squadron for the entire duration of Ex-Trishul.

In recognition of his abilities, he was tasked by the AOC-in-C to set up a major Local Area Network encompassing all major sections and the squadrons. He ensured computer based functioning in a record time of 15 days and further consolidated the process by developing indigenous software for the management of flying and maintenance operations. Ceaselessly innovating, he motivated his maintenance team to produce an indigenously designed and fabricated Radio Remote Control for the Arrester Barrier and a Hydraulic Test Rig.

For his tireless devotion to duty and dedication to profession, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain J Neri.

Unit : 9 Wing
Reference : GoI19990126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMJoseph Neri13711 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJoseph Neri13711 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
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