Air Cdre. Cosmas Chiebonam Ozougwu was born in Ngwo in Udi LGA of Enugu state. He had his primary and secondary education in Enugu. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy in September '86 as a member of 38 RC and commissioned into the NAF on 21 Sept. 91 as a pilot officer. He has been promoted through the ranks as and when due.
In the course of his career, he attended Basic Officers Engineering Course at 320 TTG Kaduna (now AFIT) and Type-Rating courses on Avionics on DO 128-6 and DO 228-212 ac at 333 Log Gp and DANA respectively. Other courses attended include Junior and Senior Command and Staff Courses at AFCSC, Maintenance Organization and Regulation Course at NCAT Zaria. Furthermore, Air CDRE Ozougwu attended National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru were he obtained a "B" grade.
Air Cdre. Ozougwu graduated from NDA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Thereafter, he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (PGDPA) from University of Benin in 2001. He also obtained a PGD and Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife specializing in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Additionally, Air Cdre. Ozougwu obtained and Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2010. Furthermore he had a diploma in Career Development/Human Resource Management from Global Training Consulting London and a Diploma in National Security from Galilee International Management Institute Israel in 2010 ans 2011 respectively.
He has held various appointments some of which include CO 30 EW in 333 Engineering Gp Kaduna. Others are HOD Electrical/Electronic Dept, AFIT Kaduna, Directing Staff AFCSC, DD Production HQ NAF and currently Director of Produciton, DICON. He has been awarded medals which include DSS psc(+) and mni. He is a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers and a fellow of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
He is married to Mrs Ngozi Ozougwu (Nee Nwankwo) and the marriage is blessed with 4 lovely children.
"I have no doubt about DICON performing beyond expectation" - Perm. Sec, MOD