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Air Commodore Roderick Osbern Joseph Assey

Service No & Branch 14108 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2008 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1998Air Cmde : 29 Mar 2005
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197345 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 05 May 1990
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Jul 1975 - 20 Feb 1977Plt OffrOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Trainee Pilot
21 Feb 1977 - 15 Jun 1981Fg OffrNo.112 Helicopter UnitBagdogra Squadron Pilot
18 Jun 1981 - 27 Dec 1982Flt LtNo.116 Helicopter UnitSarsawa Squadron Pilot
28 Dec 1982 - 25 Jun 1983Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
26 Jun 1983 - 18 Dec 1983Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
19 Dec 1983 - 03 Dec 1986Flt LtHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Flying Instructor
05 Dec 1986 - 19 Jul 1988Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
20 Jul 1988 - 19 May 1989Sqn LdrNo.115 Helicopter UnitTezpur Flight Commander
06 May 1990 - 01 Nov 1992Sqn LdrNo.119 Helicopter UnitJamnagar Flight Commander
02 Nov 1992 - 16 Jul 1995Wg CdrNo.131 FAC FlightHalwara Commanding Officer
17 Jul 1995 - 03 Aug 1997Wg CdrHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
04 Aug 1997 - 16 Sep 1998Gp CaptEastern Air CommandShillong Ops IIB
17 Sep 1998 - 04 Mar 2001Gp Capt22 WingKumbhigram Station Commander
12 Mar 2001 - 31 Dec 2001Gp CaptTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Safety & Inspection Officer
03 May 2004 - 30 Sep 2004Gp CaptSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air-II
01 Oct 2004 - 01 Jan 2006Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Senior Air Staff Officer
02 Jan 2006 - 31 Jul 2007Air Cmde10 WingJorhat Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 2007 - 31 Aug 2008Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-II
15 Feb 2008 - No.131 FAC Flight Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRoderick Osbern Joseph Assey14108 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Wing Commander ROJ Assey was commissioned on 11 Jul 75 in the flying branch of IAF. He has held the appointments of Directing Staff at Flying Instructors School and Flight Commander at two helicopter units. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College.

Wg Cdr Assey is the Commanding Officer of a Forward Air Control (FAC) Flight since 02 Nov 92. On his assuming the command the number of pilots qualified were limited as the quantum of flying carried out was not adequate to impart training to newly posted untrained pilots. He undertook the commitment of revising the FAC training syllabus including the briefing guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the role. The SOPs and briefing guide lines revised by him have been introduced in the service. Wg Cdr Assey increased the quantum of flying from 110 hours a month to an average of 200 hours per month without compromising flight safety or maintenance safety. He was able to undertake additional flying task with lower than required manning levels. He personally took over training of aircrew and raised the operational and Instrument Rating/Category state. The Flight was assessed highly satisfactory by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team.

For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander ROJ Assey.

Unit : 132 FAC Flt
Reference : GoI19960126
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