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Air Marshal Krishnaswamy Anantharaman

Service No & Branch 17882 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jun 1985 Course: 76 GDOC Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 14 Jun 1996Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2016
AVM : 01 Dec 2018Air Marshal : 01 Feb 2021
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 201357 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2017
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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

04 May 2009 - 27 May 2012Gp CaptAFS New DelhiRace Course Chief Administration Officer
- Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Chief Personnel Staff Officer
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2021AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Feb 2021 - 31 Jan 2022Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Administration)
01 Feb 2022 - Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKrishnaswamy Anantharaman17882 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Group Captain Krishnaswamy Anantharaman (17882) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in Administrative branch on 14 Jun 1985. During his 30 years of service career in the IAF, he has been Adm Officer of a flying station, Training Unit and Embarkation HQs, CO & APM of two Provost Units and worked in a staff appointment in AOA branch at Air HQs and as an Inspector in DASI. He has been the Chief Adm Officer of two bases, ASTE and the prestigious AF Stn New Delhi for seven years. He has been awarded CAS Commendation twice in the year 1992 and 2005 and AOC-in-C Commendation in 1990. He is a graduate of DSSC and CDM and has completed UN Peacekeeping Course & Defense Intelligence Training programme at USA. He is presently posted as Command Works Officer at HQ Training Command since 31 Mar 13. The officer possesses sharp administrative acumen and has the ability to conceptualise and bring in improvements in his sphere of work. During his tenure as Chief Administrative Officer at ASTE, he played a pivotal role during the Presidential Colours Event in Nov 2005. He excelled as the APM of two Provost Units and instilled professionalism in the personnel placed under him. During his tenure at the Chief Adm Officer of AF Stn New Delhi from 2009-2012, he was instrumental in the complete transformation of the station by planning and executing major works services. The unique spread of the station did not deter him in continuously monitoring and accomplishing improvements in Billets, Messes, Married Accommodation, CSD Canteen, living out areas, shopping complexes and Sports to the tune of Rs. 1200 lacs. On taking over as Command Works Officer of HQ Training Command in March 13, he laid impetus on the upgradation of infrastructure through AMWP, Special Repairs and Maintenance works. With his hard work and total devotion to duty, he ensured that works to the tune of Rs. 363 Cr (85%of ceiling) were released in 2014-15 in areas of training infrastructure, OTM,Md Accn, Messes, Billets and hygiene areas. He was instrumental in chalking out a 5 years Roll-on plan for improvement in infrastructure in TC Units. For distinguished service of a high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Krishnaswamy Anantharaman.
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