Air Officer Commanding

Air Officer Commanding (AOC) is a title given in the air forces of Commonwealth (and some other) nations to an air officer who holds a command appointment. Thus, an air vice marshal might be the AOC 38 Group. The equivalent term for army officers is General Officer Commanding (GOC) from where the air force term was derived.

An air officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C).

Read more about Air Officer CommandingRoyal Air Force Usage, United States Air Force Usage, Pakistan Air Force Usage

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... He was promoted Acting Air Vice-Marshal in 1944 and Air Vice-Marshal in 1947. 1945 and 1948 he held the position of Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Fighter Command ... Commands held during the Second World War 1940 Officer Commanding, RAF Northolt 1941 Officer Commanding, RAF North Weald 1941 Group Captain – Operations, HQ No ...
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... Air Marshal Zia has held command positions with most of the air squadrons of the Bangladesh Air Force ... Ziaur Rahman also held a range of staff command positions including Air Officer Commanding, Paharkanchanpur, Air Officer Commanding, Bashar and Air ... He also served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations Training) at air headquarters prior to the Chief of Air Staff ...
Air Officer Commanding - Pakistan Air Force Usage
... The title Air Officer Commanding (AOC) also exists in Pakistan Air Force ... independent formation or command, who is of the rank Air Vice Marshal or above ... Like AOC PAF Academy AOC Northern Air Command AOC Air Defence Command ...

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