Air Marshal Arvindra Singh Butola VM VSM, took over as Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Training Command on 14th Oct 2019. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Helicopter stream of the Indian Air Force in Jun 1982. The Air Officer has flown more than 6700 hrs on 24 different types of aircraft.
In his career spanning over 37 years, Air Marshal AS Butola has held a number of Command and Staff appointment which includes Commanding Officer of a frontline helicopter unit in J&K, Senior Flying Instructor & Advisor to the Namibian Defence Forces, Dy Chief Test Pilot at HAL, Station Commander of a premier Air Force Station under Western Air Command, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration of an operational Command, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations (Transport and Helicopters) at Air HQ followed by Senior Air Staff Officer of an operational command and Commandant of the prestigious Air Force Academy.
The Air Marshal is an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. He is awarded with Vayu Sena medal and Vishisth Seva Medal for his meritorious service.
Air Marshal AS Butola is married to Mrs Monica Butola and they have a son and a daughter. He is an avid reader, keen golfer and enjoys travelling.