AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar is a Nigerian military personnel who is currently serving as the Chief of Air Staff.
He was appointed to the position on June 2023 by President Bola Tinubu and will be taking over from Isiaka Amao who has held the post since 2021.
We’d be seeing AVM H.B Abubakar’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, partner, political career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles, and more.
AVM H.B Abubakar Profile
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Full name: AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar
Born: 11th September 1970
Age: 53 years (2023)
Marital status: Married
Education: Nigerian Defence Academy
Position: Chief of Air Staff
AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar Biography and Educational Background
AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar was born on 11 September 1970 in Shanono Local Government Area, Kano State. He embarked on his journey in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) by enlisting as a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 39 (NDA RC 39). On 19 September 1992, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer.
During his educational pursuits, he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna. Additionally, he completed Ab initio and Basic Flying Training Courses at the 301 Flying Training School in Kaduna. Furthermore, he successfully accomplished Basic and Advanced Airborne Courses at the Nigerian Army Infantry Center and School in Jaji, as well as the Company Amphibious Operations Course at the Nigerian Army Infantry Center and School in Calabar. In pursuit of further knowledge, he attended the Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji. Moreover, he participated in the National Defence Course at the Nasser Higher Military Academy in Cairo, Egypt, and obtained a Master\’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from ABU Zaria.
Throughout his illustrious career, Air Vice Marshal HASSAN BALA ABUBAKAR has held numerous significant appointments. He began as the Admin Officer of the 16 Engineering Wing, 1 Engineering Group at NAF Makurdi. Subsequently, he served as the Officer Commanding Admin Services Flight/Group Public Relations Officer at the 97 Special Operations Group in NAF Port Harcourt. He also took charge as the Officer Commanding the Yellow Squadron at the Air Force Military School in Jos. Furthermore, he served as the Admin Officer of the Primary Flying Training Wing at the 301 FTS NAF Kaduna and later as the SO1 Admin at the same unit.
His career progressed with appointments such as the Officer Commanding \’B\’ Squadron (Do 228) at the 81 Air Maritime Group in NAF Benin. He also acted as the Team Leader of the MILOB Team Site 615 Mahagi (Ituri Brigade) under MONUC. Additionally, he served as the Aviation Planning Officer at MONUC Air Operations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Notably, he held the position of Commanding Officer of the Base Services Wing at the 81 Air Maritime Group in the Nigerian Air Force, Benin.
Furthermore, he assumed responsibilities as the Operations Officer at the Operational Conversion Unit of the 88 Military Airlift Group in the Nigerian Air Force, Lagos. He continued his service as the Operations Officer at the 88 Military Airlift Group in Ikeja, Lagos. Later, he became the Commanding Officer of the 21 Wing at the 88 Military Airlift Group in Lagos. He also fulfilled the role of Group Safety Officer at the 88 Military Airlift Group in Ikeja, Lagos. Additionally, he served as the Fleet Operation Officer of the 011 Presidential Air Fleet and subsequently became the Commander of the 011 Presidential Air Fleet.
Moving up the ranks, he held positions such as Chief of Staff at Mobility Command, Director of Policy at HQ NAF, Director of Operations at HQ NAF, and Air Officer Commanding of Logistics Command. Currently, he holds the position of Chief of Standards and Operations at HQ NAF.
Throughout his commendable career, Air Vice Marshal HASSAN BALA ABUBAKAR has been honored with several awards and decorations. Notable among them are the Distinguished Service Star, Passed Staff Course (psc), Fellow Defence College, and a Master\’s Degree in International Affairs. Furthermore, he is a member of the National Institute of Management, Chartered Institute of Public Management, and Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals.
Air Vice Marshal HB Abubakar is happily married and has children. In his leisure time, the senior officer enjoys flying airplanes, reading, reflecting, and keeping fit.