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Air Marshal Devendra Singh Rawat

Service No & Branch 16242 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Dec 1980 Course: 126 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2019 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 13 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 May 2004Air Cmde : 15 Sep 2008
AVM : 14 Jun 2012Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
40 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Jun 199349 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2009
Badges Qualified
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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

27 Mar 2000 - Wg CdrNo.2201 SquadronBhuj Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air-I
21 Apr 2008 - 28 Dec 2008Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
29 Dec 2009 - 30 Jan 2011Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVM1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhi Air Officer Commanding
- AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Financial Planning)
- AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi ACIDS (Pers Plans & Force
14 Jun 2012 - 31 May 2013AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Defence Commander
18 Mar 2017 - 26 Aug 2018Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Air Staff Officer
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Apr 2019Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDevendra Singh Rawat16242 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details :

Wing Commander Devendra Singh Rawat (16242) F (P) is on the posted strength of a Missile squadron from 27 Mar 2000 as the Commanding Officer.

On 26 Jan 2001 a devastating earthquake rocked the entire region of Kutch at 0846 hrs. Many houses and buildings collapsed at Air Force Station Bhuj, causing loss of life and property. Wg Cdr Rawat's house also suffered severe damage. Unmindful of his personal losses and welfare of his family, he immediately commenced action and worked restlessly for days and nights together.

He and his squadron teams took on the rescue operations for the first 48 hours. He was instrumental in organisation and management of the Admin Control Centre (ACC). Right from providing for the initial accommodation in the form of tents to the personnel, management and distribution of the relief material to the evacuation of causalities and families, he successfully led every body around him in the ACC. Being second in command, he shouldered all his responsibilities with a sense of devotion and selfless attitude. His experience and leadership motivated the entire team and he proved to be an inspiration to everyone around him. His vision, ability to plan in future, infectious positive attitude is praiseworthy.

For his exemplary service, selfless attitude and inspiring leadership, and distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Devendra Singh Rawat.

Unit : 2201 Sqn
Reference : GoI20020126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDevendra Singh Rawat16242 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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