Ghormade is Eastern Naval Command Chief of Staff
Vice-Admiral S N Ghormade, took charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) here on Thursday. The Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1984. He is a graduate of National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, United States Naval Staff College at Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and the Naval War College, Mumbai.
In addition to a specialisation in navigation and direction within the Navy, the Vice-Admiral holds an M.Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Mumbai, MSc Defence and Strategic Studies from University of Madras and did Masters in Personnel Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (University of Pune). Prior to taking over as Chief of Staff, he served in the capacity of Director General naval operations.
During his career spanning over 35 years, Ghormade has been through a myriad of operational and staff appointments. His operational appointments include commands of the guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra, submarine rescue vessel INS Nireekshak and minesweeper INS Alleppey and second in command guided missile frigate INS Ganga.
His important staff appointments ashore include 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, Local Work Up Team (West), instructor at Navigation Direction School and National Defence Academy.
Source : The Hansindia