New Delhi: Rear Admiral Antony George assumed charge as the Chief Staff Officer (Training) on 20 February at Southern Naval Command Headquarters. A graduate from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, the Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 1 July 1987. An Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist, he hails from the district of Alappuzha in Kerala.
During his career spanning over 32 years, the Flag Officer has tenanted several important appointments, both at sea and ashore. His major sea assignments include the Fleet ASW Officer of the Western Fleet, Commands of the Missile Corvette INS Khanjar and the Guided Missile Frigate INS Tarkash (which he commissioned in Kaliningrad, Russia).
Other important shore assignments tenanted by the Flag Officer include Command ASW Officer of the Eastern Naval Command, instructor at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College, and Commodore, Bureau of Sailors.
The Flag Officer has undergone the Advanced Command and Staff Course in UK and the Naval Higher Command Course at the Naval War College, Mumbai.
On promotion to Flag rank on 17 October, he was appointed the first Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Staff Requirements), the post which he tenanted for over two years. The Flag Officer is the recipient of the Nao Sena Medal and the Vishisht Seva Medal.
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