Air Marshal Hemant Sharma AVSM VSM was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 07 Jan 1980 as an Aeronautical Engineer in Electronics Stream. He is a Graduate engineer in Electronics from NIT Bhopal, a Post Graduate from IIT Kharagpur. He is also a Post Graduate in Business Administration.
The Air Officer is well versed with the frontline fighter aircraft of the IAF. He revolutionised the communication system in IAF by pioneering the PAN India Digital Communication Air Force Network (AFNET).
The Air Marshal has held various field and Staff appointments during his distinguished service career. He functioned as the Chief Engineering Officer at two premier fighter air bases. He has immensely contributed at Air Headquarters and Command Headquarters as Director for Air Borne Warning and Control Systems, Director Air Force Network, Principal Director Signals (Air), Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Systems), Senior Maintenance Staff Officer at Central Air Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Communications), Director General (Communications) and Director General (Systems).
For his distinguished service, the Air Officer has been awarded with Vishisht Seva Medal and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.
The Air Officer is married to Mrs. Kusum Sharma and has two sons who are pursuing their professional career.
On 01 Jun 17, Air Mshl Hemant Sharma AVSM VSM assumed Command of Maintenance Command as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, Indian Air Force.