AVM H.B Abubakar bio, age, Chief of Air Staff, career, net worth.
AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar is a Nigerian military officer who serves as the Chief of Air Staff.
President Bola Tinubu appointed him to the position in June 2023, and he will succeed Isiaka Amao, who has held it since 2021.
AVM H.B Abubakar Biography & Profile Summary
AVM Hassan Bala Abubakar was born in Shanono Local Government Area, Kano State, on September 11, 1970. He began his career in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) by enrolling in the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 39 (NDA RC 39). He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer on September 19, 1992.
|Name||Hassan Bala Abubakar|
|Date of Birth||11/09/1970|
|Position||Chief of Air Staff (CAS)|
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.
AVM H.B Abubakar Awards
Throughout his commendable career, Air Vice Marshal HASSAN BALA ABUBAKAR has been honoured 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.
AVM H.B Abubakar Wife & Kids
Air Vice Marshal HB Abubakar is happily married and has children. In his leisure time, the senior officer enjoys flying aeroplanes, reading, reflecting, and keeping fit.