New Delhi: Air Marshal B Suresh AVSM VM assumes charge as Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP) at Air Headquarters today. A graduate of the ‘Rashtriya Indian Military College’, Dehradun and ‘National Defence Academy’ Kharakvasla, the Air Marshal was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force on 13 Dec 1980.
He is a meritorious graduate of the ‘Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment’ (TACDE), a graduate of the ‘Defence Services Staff College’ Wellington and a post graduate from Cranfield University, Shrivenham UK. He commanded No.2 Squadron – The Winged Arrows – as a Wing Commander, TACDE as a Group Captain and a strategic fighter base as an Air Commodore. He is a highly experienced fighter pilot who has flown a variety of fighter aircraft and helicopters.
He has held a number of staff appointments that include Joint Director and Director (Air Staff Inspection), Director Operations (Joint Planning), Directing Staff (TACDE), Air Assistant to Chief of Air Staff, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Air Defence) and Senior Air Staff Officer, Western Air Command.
He is a recipient of two AOC-in-C’s commendations, the ‘Vayu Sena Medal’ and the ‘Ati Vishist Seva Medal’.
Air Mshl B Suresh is married to Mrs Radha Suresh and they have a son and a daughter. He has been keen follower of sports. His other interests include reading and music.