Wing Commander Bangalore Madhavaraya Umberkoman (2662) (Retired) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1943, in the Accounts Branch. During his career he has held important appointments such as Assistant Director Pay, Pensions & Regulations, Command Accounts Officer and Deputy Director Accounts. During his service career he has attended many courses including Equipment Accounts Course and Defence Services Staff College Course. From March 1964 to January 1968 when he retired from the Indian Air Force he was Honorary Secretary Indian Air Force Benevolent Association, the job in which he has continued in paid capacity after his retirement.
Wing Commander Umberkoman possesses professional knowledge of a very high standard which he effectively used as Secretary of Indian Air Force Benevolent Association. During his Secretaryship of the Association for the last five years, he has been instrumental in implementing various new schemes such as Family Assistance Scheme (Officers), Family Assistance Scheme (Airmen) and Instrumental Agent of the LIC. The funds of the Association grew three-fold during his tenure. In planning, organisation and supervision he has displayed dynamism and drive. He has worked with determination to alleviate the hardship of serving and retired personnel and their dependents. Of a genial temperament and urbane manners he has devoted himself to the task of welfare in Air Force with a missionary zeal. He possesses keen business acumen and is knowledgeable about sound investment ventures.
Wing Commander Umberkoman has displayed loyalty, outstanding devotion to duty and a capacity for continued hard work throughout his career in the Air Force.