Air Marshal MSG Menon has taken over as the Director General (Wks & Cer), Indian Air Force (IAF). Previously acting as the Assistance Chief of Air Staff (AF Wks) at air headquarters, Menon was commissioned in the administrative branch of IAF in December 1982. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Calicut University.
Menon has undergone the Higher Air Command course from College of Air Warfare. He is an alumnus of Defence Service Staff College Wellington and the prestigious National Defence College.
The Air Marshal is a Cat ‘AYE’ Air Traffic Controller and has commanded an operational radar unit at a major flying station. He was a member of the first UN Mission to Sudan. He has served as the Commandant of the prestigious Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore and principal director Ops (Air Traffic Services). On being promoted to Air Vice Marshal, he was appointed as Assistance Chief of Air Staff (Org & Ceremonial).
For his distinguished service, the Air Marshal was commended by the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) in the year 2007. He was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) by the hon’ble President of India in the year 2016.