Vice-Admiral S N Ghormade, AVSM, NM took charge as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) here on Thursday (14-02-2019). The Flag Officer was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 1, 1984. He is a graduate of National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, United States Naval Staff College at Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and the Naval War College, Mumbai.
During his career spanning over 35 years, Ghormade has been through a myriad of operational and staff appointments. His operational appointments include commands of the guided missile frigate INS Brahmaputra, submarine rescue vessel INS Nireekshak and minesweeper INS Alleppey and second in command guided missile frigate INS Ganga.