Date: 01 Aug 2014

Lieutenant General Philip Campose, AVSM, VSM the Western Army Commander will take over as VCOAS on 01 Aug 14, as Lt Gen Dalbir Singh, the current incumbent takes over the reins of the Indian Army.

The General Officer was commissioned in the 9th Gorkha Rifles in 1974 and is an alumnus of St Xavier’s School Delhi, the National Defence Academy Khadakwasla (Pune) and Indian Military Academy at Dehradun. He later transferred to the Mechanised Infantry in 1982. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, the General Officer is also qualified on the Higher Command course Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi.

The General Officer has earlier commanded an Independent Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Division on the Line of Control in J&K and a Corps in the Western Sector. He has headed a UN Peace Keeping mission in the former Yugoslavia and Northern Iraq.

The General Officer has been awarded the Vishist Seva Medal and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service. He tenanted the appointment of the Director General Perspective Planning (DG PP) at the Army Headquarters at New Delhi, before taking over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command.

He is the current Colonel Commandant of the Mechanised Infantry Regiment.



Lieutenant General Philip Campose, AVSM, VSM