Sainik School Rewa alumnus becomes Vice Chief of Naval Staff

Sainik School Latest News: Fulfilling the ultimate tradition of serving motherland & bringing glory back to his Alma mater, an illustrious Ex Sainik School Cadet from Sainik School Rewa has donned the uniform of Vice Chief of the Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM took over as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff on 4 January 2024.

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM Guard of Honour

An alumnus of Sainik School Rewa and National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 July 1985. A Communication and Electronic Warfare specialist, he served on frontline warships of the Navy as Signal Communication Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer, and later as the Executive Officer and Principal Warfare Officer of Guided Missile Destroyer INS Mumbai. He commanded Indian Naval Ships Vinash, Kirch and Trishul.

He has also held various important operational and staff appointments which include Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet at Mumbai, Director of Naval Operations, Principal Director Network Centric Operations and Principal Director Naval Plans at New Delhi. On promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral, he served as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy and Plans) at NHQ and as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet. Prior to taking over as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi served as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

Stellar Service Record of Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi

Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM War Memorial

On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral in Jun 2019, the Flag Officer was appointed as Commandant of the prestigious Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala, Kerala.
He was the Director General of Naval Operations from July 2020 to May 2021, a period that witnessed a high tempo of Naval Maritime Operations. Later from June 2021 to February 2023 the Flag Officer served as the Chief of Personnel.

The Admiral is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College Wellington, where he was awarded the Thimmaiya Medal. He also attended Naval Higher Command Course and Naval Command College at the US Naval War College Newport, Rhode Islands in 2007-08, where he won the prestigious Robert E Bateman International Prize.

Vice Admiral Tripathi is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Nausena Medal (NM) for devotion to duty. He is also a keen sportsman and avidly follows tennis, badminton, and cricket. The Flag Officer is a keen student of international relations, military history and art & science of leadership.

As Vice Admiral Tripathi dons the uniform of VCONS, His appointment has brought a moment of jubilance for Sainik School Rewa as the staff & students beam with pride for belonging to the institution which produced an extra ordinary leader.

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