Chief of Defence Intelligence
AVM MS Usman
DFS GSS psc(+) fwc ndc(+) MSc


      Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Sani Usman was born on 12 February 1963 in Kano Municipal Local Government Area of Kano State. He attended Kuka Primary School Kano before proceeding to Kano Teachers’ College where he obtained the Grade II Teachers Certificate in 1981. Thereafter, he was admitted into the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, for pre-degree course. He left the University to take up admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy as member of Regular Course 33  on 10 January 1983.

    He was commissioned Pilot Officer in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on 14 December 1985 and posted to NAF Military Training Group Kaduna as a Training Officer. He has attended several military courses including the Young Officers Intelligence Course at Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Apapa, Lagos (1986), Basic Arabic Language Course at Nigerian Army Education Corps and School, Ilorin (1988), Junior Staff Course at Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Teshie, Accra (July - December 1999), Senior Staff Course at the  Indonesian Air Force Command and Staff College, Lembang, Indonesia (May 2001 - January 2003), Joint Intelligence Management Course at Munich, Germany (January 2009), National Defence College, Nigeria (August 2010 - August 2011), National Security Training Seminar at Galilee International Management Institute, Israel (June - July 2016), Senior Executive Course in National & International Security at Havard Kennedy School (July 2017). He holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

    He was a Directing Staff at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Nigeria (December 2004 - February 2007), Chief Instructor Junior Course, Department of Air Warfare, AFCSC, Jaji, Nigeria (February 2009 - June 2010), Deputy Director of Intelligence, NAF Headquarters, Abuja (August 2011 - October 2011), Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Abuja (October 2011 - December 2013), Commander 109 Strategic Intelligence Group, NAF Lagos (December 2013 - June 2015), Director of Intelligence at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Abuja (June - July 2015) as well as Director of Air Intelligence, NAF Headquarters, Abuja (July 2015 - July 2016). He is presently the Chief of Defence Intelligence, DIA Abuja, Nigeria.


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