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Air Commodore Laly Joseph

Service No & Branch 18643 LGS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Dec 1986 Course: 79 GDOC Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2010Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2015
Training and Other Courses Attended
68 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198556 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2016
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptLaly Joseph18643 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Group Captain Laly Joseph (18643) Logistics was commissioned in the Logistics branch on 06 Dec 86 and is presently posted as Commanding Officer of 31 MCU since 18 Jul 08. A thorough professional logistician with vast and varied experience, he has held various important appointments which include CO 102 MC Dett., CLO AFLE (ND), SLO 5 Wg, JD DMI Air HQ, CLO UN Mission and CLASO HQ WAC. The officer is also an alumnus of DSSC and CDM. A dynamic officer gifted with an excellent blend of vision, planning skills, and creative ability, he has an array of achievements during his service span of 24 years. As a young Fit Lt entrusted with the ceremonial duties at AF Stn New Delhi, the officer's dedicated efforts saw the Air Force Contingent achieving the best RD Parade Contingent for which he was commended by CAS. As OC MC Dett, he facilitated the expeditious movement of Army formations during 'Op Vijay' and was awarded commendation by GOC-in-C. As CLO of AFLE HAL Nasik Division, his involvement and effort in AOG management was recognized and he was commended by the AOC-in-C. His contribution to logistics preparations for then Indo-US exercise, 'COPE THUNDER' at 5 Wg and his outstanding performance as CLO of UN Mission has won laurels and accolades from various quarters both within and outside the IAF. 31 MCU, one of the oldest Lgs units of the IAF, is the principal transportation hub and crucial link in the supply chain management between ED/BRDs and field units. An industrious and indefatigable officer, Gp Capt Joseph on taking over as CO 31 MCU, set about creating a centre of excellence in transportation management by building new infrastructures and launching innovative solutions in transportation management. Rapid Asset Movement Plan (RAMP) 09-10 undertaken by the officer to turn around the unit in a short span resulted in the achievement of "seamless transportation" and Nil load status on two occasions. Introduction of new transportation modes like CONCOR container services and civil courier enabled the unit to substantially reduce the dependency on scarcely available service aircraft. He strived for constant innovation and improvement in the working environment and took to introduce new MHEs like, Heavy Duty Cargo Conveyor system and 10 Ton Fork Lift so as to substantially improve the mechanical handling of load. Streamlining of import/export activities and creation of online tracking facility not only prevented any demurrage charges but also resulted in much faster import clearance contributing to an improved fleet serviceability. The conceptualizing and sanctioning of new security lounge and new courier complex will tremendously enhance the passenger facilities. For this outstanding performance, his Unit was also adjudged as best MCU consecutively for two years. For distinguished service of high order, excellent planning skills and individual initiative in creating a centre of excellence in transportation management, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Laly Joseph.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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