NIGERIAN ARMY PROFILE : BRIGADIER GENERAL OSASOGIE UZAMERE

Brig.Gen Osasogie Uzamere,Commander 2 Amphibious Brigade(right) welcomes his immediate superior in the chain of command, the GOC 82 Division, Major Gen Shehu Yusuf (left) to Port Harcourt

Commander, 2 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Osasogie Uzamere (left), welcoming the Commissioner of Police, Rivers Command, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, during his courtesy visit to the Brigade at Bori Camp in Port Harcourt

PHOTO CREDIT: THE TIDE NEWSPAPERS

Brig Gen Uzamere (first, right)

PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN OBSERVER

General Uzamere and senior officers of 2 Brigade at a combat proficiency drill

PHOTO CREDIT: THE POST-NG

PORFILE

BRIG GEN OSASOGIE UZAMERE
DSS psc plsc (+) fdc (+) FCISMN

– Commander 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, February 2013 – Present

– Directing Staff National Defence College Abuja September 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 6 months)

– Chief Instructor Nigerian Army College of Logistics. Lagos circa October 2007 – September 2010 (3 years)

– Commanding Officer 73 Battalion OP Restore Hope, Bayelsa State, February 2007 – June 2007 (5 months)

– Directing Staff Nigerian Army College of Logistics, Lagos, April 2005 – February 2007 (1 year 11 months)

Brig Gen Osasogie Uzamere DSS psc plsc (+) fdc (+) FCISMN’s

EDUCATION

– Kings College London

MA, International Security and Strategy 2010 – 2011

– Royal College of Defence Studies

Post Graduate, International Studies and Strategy 2010 – 2011

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5 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY PROFILE : BRIGADIER GENERAL OSASOGIE UZAMERE

  1. beegeagle says:

    Heartwarming to see that alumni of the prestigious Royal College of Defence Studies are again popping up at the top levels of command. Hark bark 25 years when as a boy I was just seriously getting into this business of observing developments (yeah, we started even earlier as an 8 year old Primary 5 pupil), we had the likes of Lt General Domkat Yah Bali, then Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and Defence Minister and Major General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, then starting out as the pioneer NSA, representing the RCDS at the topmost level. The Sandhurst and RCDS-trained Bali was such a well-respected senior officer that my boyish mind formed a lasting impression of both institutions on the strength of that alone.

    These past 3 years, Admiral Ola Ibrahim – former CDS, Major General Garba Ayodele Wahab – former GOC 1 Mechanised Division and incumbent Chief of Administration of the NA…not to mention Brig Gen Uzamere are some of the RCDS alumni who have been elevated to very important posts.

    In no time at all, we shall also begin to see the emergence of alumni of the Pakistan National Defence University at the top. Already, the inimitable Commodore Dolapo Kolawole (my own Oga SBS) and the Provost Marshal of the NA, Major General Patrick Akem are some of the bright stars who came through that reputable citadel.

    Don’t know why we are not seeing too many senior officers who came through the US Army War College as used to be the case in the 1980s and 1990s. I hope the USA have not dropped the ball on IMET slots….even as it is clear that, going forward, the graduates of the Nigerian National Defence College and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies shall continue to account for over 70% of officers making the cut for generalship in the Nigerian military.

  2. Colonel says:

    Thanks oga beeg. The current Director of plans, Nigerian Army headquarters. Maj.Gen T.C UDE is an alumnus of the pakistan senior staff college course. He is a combat Engineer and was the cimmander 41 DIV engineers when Gen wahab garba was the GOC 1 DIV.

  3. beegeagle says:

    Yeah my good friend, Colonel.

    Someone told me that whilst still a Brig Gen, TC Ude competently held direct command of 1 Div Internal Security Task Force which largely pacified the strategically important city that is KADUNA at a time when suicide blasts, terror attacks and church bombings were the hallmarks of the security landscape in 2012.

    Looks like a competent commander. Dunno why he did not receive a COAS Commendation for Operational Competence during NADCEL 2013. You might recall that Major Gen Wahab, then GOC 1 Mechanised Div and then Brig Gen II Abbah (now a Major General and the Military Secretary – Army) who served under Wahab as Commander 3 Motorised Brigade, both received the award for Operational Competence for their decisive pacification of a string of very volatile theatres of urban guerrilla warfare within the 1 Div AOR such as KANO, KADUNA and ZARIA and some pretty turbulent ones such as Sokoto and Birnin Kebbi where terrorists were beginning to gain ground.

    Good morning, gentlemen.

  4. Colonel says:

    I wondered too Oga Beeg. There are good officers in the NA doing their jobs quietly without blowing their trumpets. The 3 officers you mentioned above formed the nucleus of officers who led the battle against the insurgents in their AOR. Well i guess they were deployed at the headquaters to be part of policy formulations and give them a rest from the field. When the NA decides to redeploy, i expect to see them getting field commands. I was oppirtuned to meet bot Maj.Gen Wahab and Maj.Gen T.C Ude at the SSC selection board in kaduna where i was a candidate. Gen Wahab was the chairman of the board while UDE, then a Brig.Gen was his deputy. Fine gentlemen. Still searching for full details on all commands held by both men.

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