Academic Directors








Commodore Murtala Mormoni Bashir was born on 25 March 1969 in Gombe. He hails from Michika LGA of Adamawa State. He attended Capital School Kaduna from 1974 – 1980,      Federal Government College Azare, Bauchi State from 1980 – 1985 and Nigerian Defence Academy from     1986 – 1991 as a member of 38 Regular Course. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1991.


The senior officer attended the Sub –Technical Course at NNS QUORRA in 1992, Officers Long Course (specializing in Above Water Warfare) at NNS QUORRA in 2001, Junior Staff Course at AFCSC Jaji in2002, Senior Staff Course at AFCSC Jaji in 2005 and National Security and War Course, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2012.


The senior officer has held many appointments both ashore and afloat. The appointments include Assistant Missile Gunnery Officer NNS ARADU, Naval Assistant to FOC Eastern Naval Command, Instructor Naval Wing, Nigerian Defence Academy,        Executive Officer Forward Operating Base Igbokoda, Directing Staff Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Assistant Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters, Naval Assistant to Chief of the Naval Staff, Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Ship EKUN, Deputy Director of Administration Naval Headquarters and Deputy Director Recruitment, Reserve and Resettlement, Naval Headquarters. Currently he is the Director of Curriculum and Programme Development at National Defence College, Abuja.


The senior officer has Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy and Masters in Security and War Studies. He is married to Jamila Bashir and the union is blessed with 4 boys and one girl. He enjoys playing volleyball and reading.