Lt Gen­eral M.K. Unni takes over as the new DGAFMS


Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Manoj Ku­mar Unni as­sumed the charge of Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Armed Forces Med­i­cal Ser­vices (DGAFMS) on July 1, 2016. A grad­u­ate from the Armed Forces Med­i­cal Col­lege (AFMC), Pune, he was com­mis­sioned in the Army Med­i­cal Corps on Fe­bru­ary 27, 1977. He trained as a para­trooper and has served with the Spe­cial Forces as a Reg­i­men­tal Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer of the elite 9 Para Com­man­dos.

Dur­ing his il­lus­tri­ous ser­vice ca­reer of over 39 years, the Gen­eral Of­fi­cer, apart from spe­cial­ist du­ties, has also held im­por­tant staff and com­mand ap­point­ments. He was Ma­jor Gen­eral Med­i­cal North­ern Com­mand. He com­manded the pres­ti­gious Army Hos­pi­tal (Re­search & Re­fer­ral), Delhi Cantt be­fore be­com­ing Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Med­i­cal Ser­vices (Army).

The Gen­eral Of­fi­cer has re­ceived sev­eral com­men­da­tions and awards dur­ing his ca­reer. He has re­ceived two Pres­i­den­tial awards, VSM and AVSM. He was elected Colonel Com­man­dant of the Army Med­i­cal Corps in 2014. Lt Gen­eral Unni was ap­pointed Honorary Sur­geon to the Pres­i­dent of In­dia on July 1, 2015.

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