• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

LT GEN DEVENDRA SHARMA, AVSM, SM TAKES OVER AS GOC-IN-C ARTRAC

Lieutenant General Devendra Sharma, took over as the 25th General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Shimla based, Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on 01 July 2024

General Devendra Sharma is an alumnus of Mayo College, Ajmer, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy. A recipient of the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ the General was commissioned into ‘THE SCINDE HORSE’ on 19 Dec 1987. In an illustrious career spanning almost four decades, the General has tenanted important Command appointments in varied sensitive operational sectors, counter terrorism environment and high altitude terrain. He has commanded ‘THE SCINDE HORSE’, an Armoured Brigade as part of Strike Corps, an Infantry Division and a Corps on Western Front. The General was Chief of Staff, HQ Western Command prior to taking over as GOC-in-C, ARTRAC.

His staff experiences include challenging assignments both in operational and administrative domains. The General has been an instructor at prestigious National Defence Academy, a Staff Officer Operations in Indian Military Training Team, Bhutan and Chief Military Personnel Officer, United Nation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The General has attended various prestigious courses such as Defence Services Staff College, Higher Defence Management Course and Advance Professional Programme in Public Administration.

For his exemplary leadership and devotion to duty towards the nation, the General was conferred with the award of Ati Vishist Seva Medal on 26 January 2022. A recipient of Sena Medal for gallantry, he has also been awarded with Central Army Commander’s Commendation Card and UN Force Commander’s Appreciation for his distinguished service.

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