Naval War College Nigeria


Rear Admiral Murtala Mormoni Bashir

Rear Admiral Murtala Mormoni Bashir was born on 25 March 1968 at Gombe. He hails from Michika LGA of Adamawa State. He attended Capital School Kaduna from 1974 – 1980, Federal Government College Azare, Bauchi State from 1980 – 1985 and Nigerian Defence Academy from 1986 – 1991 as a member of 38 Regular Course. He was commissioned into the Nigerian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant in 1991.

The senior officer has attended the following courses; Sub –Technical Course at NNS QUORRA in 1992, Officers Long Course (specializing in Above Water Warfare) at NNS QUORRA in 2001,Junior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 2002, Senior Staff Course at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in 2005, National Security and War Course at National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan in 2012, Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Masters in International Affairs and Diplomacy and Masters in Security and War Studies.

The senior officer has held many appointments both ashore and afloat. Some of the appointments are as follows; Assistant Missile Gunnery Officer NNS ARADU, Naval Assistant to Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Instructor Naval Wing, Nigerian Defence Academy, Executive Officer Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base Igbokoda, Directing Staff at Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Assistant Director of Operations, Naval Headquarters, Naval Assistant to Chief of the Naval Staff, Deputy Director Combat Tactics, Naval Headquarters, Commanding Officer Nigerian Navy Ship EKUN, Deputy Director of Administration Naval Headquarters, Deputy Director Recruitment, Reserve and Resettlement, Naval Headquarters, Directing Staff at National Defence College Abuja, Director of Curriculum and Programme Development at National Defence College, Abuja, Chief Staff Officer Western Naval Command, Director of Operations at Naval Headquarters. The very senior officer  is currently the Commandant Naval War College of Nigeria.

Rear Admiral Murtala Mormoni Bashir has garnered some awards in the course of his career, including; Distinguished Service Star, Meritorious Service Star, Forces Service Star, Distinguished Fellow National Defence College (fdc+),  Passed Staff College (psc) and national security and war course (nswc).

He is married to Jamila Bashir and the union is blessed with 4 boys and one girl. He enjoys playing volleyball and reading.

About NWC Nigeria

The Naval War College is the highest naval training institution in Nigeria. It was built to boost security in the maritime sector, as well as enhance the capability of naval officers to make sound decisions, both in command and management positions.

” The War College is a place of original research on all questions relating to war and to statesmanship connected with war, or the prevention of war. ”                                                                – Adm. Stephen B. Luce