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Air Commodore Rajan Sood

Service No & Branch 17378 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 73 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2016 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 03 Nov 2008Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2014
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2011
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2016Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Veterans)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRajan Sood17378 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Group Captain Rajan Sood (17378) Administration was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in the Administration Branch on 22 Dec 1983. He is on the posted strength of Air Force Station, Gorakhpur since 07 Jul 08 and appointed as Chief Administrative Officer (C Adm 0). Gp Capt Rajan Sood has displayed utmost zeal and involvement during all significant field posts and staff appointments as an administrative officer. Earlier as Deputy Provost Marshal in year 1998, he took the responsibility and worked tirelessly to obtain Government sanction for Dog School and Squad, increase in scale of arms and ammunitions and scaling of X-ray baggage machine, communication equipment and security. Later he was especially tasked as Officer-in-Charge Air Force Auditorium where due to his proactive approach he ensured infrastructure facelift and improvement in general ambience of the auditorium. With sheer innovative thinking he improved upon interior decoration and reliability of operating equipment which has been appreciated by all. At the time of taking over as C Adm 0 at Gorakhpur, the station was facing fury of nature in the form of floods at that time. He immediately got involved and quickly worked out strategy to provide administrative support and relief to all affected personnel and worked towards recovery of airfield for operational activities. With his positive, helpful and practical approach, affected personnel were able to overcome their inconvenience and grief. Quick recovery of the airfield helped the station to undertake aid to civil authorities in other affected areas. Almost at the same time, the station had been gearing towards President Standard Presentation activities. A huge task was at hand especially due to telescoping of work since high water table delayed digging work. With his administrative skills and effective liaison, he formulated well laid out guidelines and ensured timely completion of over 52 works ensuring high quality by regular monitoring and conduct of all activities smoothly. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Rajan Sood.
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