Rear Admiral AN Pramod took up his post as deputy commander of the nearby Ezhimala Indian Naval Academy on Monday.
Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti, handed over the charge of Mr. Pramod, after a successful tenure of more than 21 months. During her tenure as Deputy Commander, the academy underwent a marked transformation in infrastructure and training facilities and she was awarded the President’s Color for rendering 50 years of outstanding service in training naval chiefs of Indian Navy, Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries.
The flag officer will now take command of the Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam.
Rear Admiral Pramod was appointed to the Indian Navy on July 1, 1990. He is a former student of the 38th Integrated Cadet Course, Naval Academy, Goa. The flag officer is a CAT ‘A’ Sea King observer and communications and electronic warfare specialist.
While taking the Observer Course he was awarded the FOC-in-C East Rolling Rrophy for his first place in the flight / ground training topics and the Uttar Pradesh Trophy for being first in the Order of General Merit.
He was second in the long communication course. He completed the Staff Course at DSSC Wellington and the Senior Naval Command Course at NWC, Goa.
His important afloat appointments include Fleet Operations Officer, Western Fleet, IN Abhay, Shardul and Satpura Ship Command, INS Rajput General Manager, SCO INS Sujata and GO II Kirpan. Upon promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral, the Flag Officer succeeded as Deputy Commander of the Indian Naval Academy.