Vice Admiral SN Ghormade assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff on Saturday (31st July 2021). He succeeded VAdm G Ashok Kumar who retires on Saturday after a glorious career of 39 years. Satish Namdeo Ghormade has a career spanning over 37 years. Vice Admiral SN Ghormade is a Navigation and Direction specialist. A formal ceremony was held at South Block, New Delhi.
Facts About Vice Admiral SN Ghormade
- VAdm SN Ghormade is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla
- He was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1984.
- In his 37 years of splendid career, he is a Navigation and Direction specialist
- He also attended Naval Staff College at the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and the Naval War College, Mumbai.
- He has had extensive operational tenures onboard frontline warships of the Indian Navy.
Important Operations by Vice Admiral SN Ghormade
- Commands of Guided Missile Frigate INS Brahmaputra
- Submarine Rescue Vessel INS Nireekshak
- Minesweeper INS Alleppey
- and Second-in-Command of Guided Missile Frigate INS Ganga
During his command, INS Nireekshak was awarded the Unit Citation for the first time.
His important staff appointments ashore include Assistant Chief of Personnel (Human Resources Development), Principal Director of Personnel, Director Naval Plans and Joint Director Naval Plans at Naval Headquarters as separate assignments, Director (Military Affairs) at the Ministry of External Affairs (Disarmament & International Security Affairs), Local Workup Team (West), and Instructor at the Navigation Direction School and the National Defence Academy. The officer also held the coveted appointments of Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area and Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area.
Before taking charge as Vice Chief of Naval Staff the Flag Officer was holding the tri-service appointment of Deputy Chief (Operations & Training) at Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff .
Vice Admiral SN Ghormade Military Awards and Decorations
- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (Awarded on 26 Jan 2017)
- Nausena Medal (Awarded in 2007)
- Samanya Seva Medal
- Operation Vijay Medal
- Sainya Seva Medal
- 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
- 30 Years Long Service Medal
- 20 Years Long Service Medal
- 9 Years Long Service Medal