Lieutenant General Philip Campose, 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 9 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 was later sidestepped to the newly constituted Regiment of Mechanised Infantry in 1982. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, the General Officer also attended the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi.
The General Officer has 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.