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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
31-July-2015 16:13 IST
Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Superannuates on 31 Jul 15

          Lt Gen Philip Campose superannuates today after 40 years and seven months of distinguished service in the Indian Army.  The General Officer took over as the Vice Chief of Army Staff on 01 August 2014, after commanding Army’s Western Command.

          He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s School, Delhi, the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into the 9th Gorkha Rifles Regiment of the Infantry in 1974 and later transferred to the Mechanised Infantry in 1982.  He did the Staff College Course at Wellington, the Higher Command Course at Mhow and the National Defence College Course at New Delhi.

Gen Campose’s command assignments include command of an Independent Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Division on the Line of Control in J & K, a Corps in the Western Deserts and the Western Command.  He did tenures in UN Peacekeeping in  former Yugoslavia and in Northern Iraq, where he was the Head of Mission. He is also the Colonel of the Mechanised Infantry Regiment since 01 Jun 2013.

Click here to see photo of Lt Gen Philip Campose

 

Col Rohan Anand, SM

PRO (Army)