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Rear Admiral MM Bashir

The Commandant

Rear Admiral Murtala Mormoni Bashir, is a member of 38 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academic (NDA) Kaduna and commission on 21 September 1991. The Admiral is an Above Water Warfare Specialist and has attended several military and civil courses during the course of his career. Notably among them are the Junior and Senior Staff Course at the prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji Kaduna.  He was also at the National Defence University Islamabad Pakistan for his National Security and War Course. Admiral Bashir holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy, Security and War Studies.

The Senior Officer has served in several capacities, some of which includes Directing Staff at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Assistant Director of Operations NHQ, Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Staff, Deputy Director Combat Policy and Tactics NHQ, Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Ship EKUN,  Deputy Director of Administration NHQ, Deputy Director Recruitment, Reserved and Resettlement NHQ, Directing Staff at National Defence College Abuja, Director Curriculum and Program Development at National Defence College Abuja, Director of Operations NHQ, Chief Staff Officer Western Naval Command Lagos. Admiral Bashir has the following awards and decorations, Distinguished Service Star, Pass Staff Course Dagger, Fellow Defence College Dagger, National Security and War Course.

Rear Admiral Bashir was the Commandant Naval War College Nigeria until his appointment as the Commandant National Defence College Abuja. The Senior Officer is married with 5 children and enjoys playing football and reading.