Commandant : Air Marshal Jasjit Singh Kler, AVSM, VM

cmd   Air Marshal Jasjit Singh Kler, AVSM, VM was commissioned into the helicopter stream of the IAF on 13 Dec 1980. He is a third generation soldier. He was teneting the appointment of Senior Air Staff Officer of Eastern Air Command.

    The Air Marshal is a Qualified Flying Instructor. He has flown close to 8000 plus hours on various helicopters, flying mostly in Siachen Glacier and Eastern sector. He has flown most types of helicopters in the IAF inventory i.e. Cheetah, Chetak, Mi-8s, Mi-17s and the Mi-17 IVs.

     The air Officer was promoted to the rank of Air Marshal on 02 Feb 15 and took over as Director General (Inspection & Safety). He held various command and staff appointments which include Inspector General (Air) Border Security Force, Senior Air and Adm Staff Officer Maintenance command, Deputy Commandant of Air Force Academy, Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station New Delhi, Station Commander of Air Force Station Jammu, AD Radar and commanded a MI 17 helicopter unit. He also was posted to Namibia to raise and train the Namibian Helicopter element. The Air Marshal has assumed the office of Commandant, NDA on 20 Jun 16.

The Air Marshal is an alumnus of college of Defence Management and National Defence College, Bangladesh. He is a Master of Business Administration and also has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration. For his distinguished service, he was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 2001.

 Air Marshal JS Kler, AVSM, VM is married to Mrs. Jasjeet Kler and has two sons. He is an avid reader and a keen golfer.

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