Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo
was born on 22 April 1966 and hails from Nasarawa LGA in Kano State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Navy on September 24 1984 as a member of Regular Course 36 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 24 September 1988. He is an Underwater Warfare specialist with a subspecialisation in Intelligence. The senior officer has attended several military courses which include, Sub-Technical course and Officers Long course both at NNS QUORRA. He also attended Junior Division 48/89 and Senior Course 26 both at AFCSC Jaji. Other courses attended include the National Defence Course at the South African National Defence College. Holds a Master’s degree in Transport Management from LAUTECH. Until his recent appointment as the CNS, he was the Director of Procurement at the Defence Space Administration.