The Centre on Wednesday announced Param Vishisht Seva Medal for Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi.
He would be conferred the award for his distinguished service to the nation. Bestowed the highest peace time award for rendering service of the most exceptional order, the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command was born at Dibrugarh to former chief minister Keshab Gogoi. Gogoi was the first batch of students in Sainik School Goalpara in the state in 1964. The National Defence Academy graduate was commissioned in the Fighter Stream of the Indian Air Force on June 2, 1973, and has since logged over 3000 hours of fying on various aircraft.
He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, a Fighter Combat Leader and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College (Wellington).
Gogoi has also undergone the Air Combat Simulator Instructor's Course in UK, the Higher Command Course at Army War College, Mhow and NDC (Executive National Security Programme) in South Africa. The Air Marshal has held various key appointments, including Director General Air (Operations) at Air headquarters prior to assuming his present post of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Air Command.