About the Commandant






Rear Admiral Adeniyi Adejimi Osinowo joined the Nigerian Navy as an officer cadet in 1981 and was commissioned in 1984 as a Sub-Lieutenant. Since then, he has served onboard several ships and has participated in exercises and operations across Africa, Europe, United States, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The Rear Admiral has attended several courses, some of these courses include; Sub-Technical Course India, Long Specialist Communications Course, Principal Warfare Officers Course, Port Policy and Management Course Malta, International Joint Operations Planning Course at the His Majesty Ship DRYAD United Kingdom and National Defence College Nigeria Course 17. Some of his academic qualifications include, Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with First Class, from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Lagos, Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations, Lagos State University, Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy, Ahmadu Bello University. Rear Admiral Osinowo also holds a Ph.D in International Relations from the Commonwealth University.


The last 2 appointments he held before becoming the Commandant of National Defence College include, Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command Lagos and Chief of Training and Operations, Naval Headquarters. Some of his major awards and professional recognitions include, Chief of the Naval Staff Award for Best Graduating Cadet in Professional Studies, Member Nigerian Society of Engineers, Registered Member Council for Regulation of Engineering (COREN), Chief of Defence Staff Award for Best Overall Student at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Course 21, Chief of the Naval Staff Award for Best Operations Paper NDC Course 17. Other awards include, Grand Service Star Medals, United States Humanitarian Service Medal during the Haiti Earthquake, Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE in 2010, Meritorious Service Award by former United States President Obama in 2011 and Distinguished Fellow of the National Defence College Nigeria.

He has many published series of works to his credit. He is married and blessed with children.