Colonel Vijay Kumar (Retd.) SM, VSM
Colonel Vijay Kumar (Retd.) was commissioned in the elite Dogra Regiment of Indian Army in 1976. After 28 years of mentorious service he took pre- mature retirement in Feb 2005. He has done Masters in Defense Studies from Madras University with Distinction.
During his service career, besides doing large number of Army courses, he qualified for highly competitive courses like Defense Services Staff College at Wellington and later Nominated for Naval Higher Command Course. He has held numerous prestigious appointments like Instructor in Weapons Wing, at Infantry School, Brigade Major, and Secretary of Army standing Establishments Committee. He was specially selected to be the personal staff officer with the Army Commander of Southern Command, Vice Chief of Army staff and later chief of Army staff as Deputy Military Secretary, Director of Budget cell and Deputy Military Assistant respectively. He successfully commanded an Infantry Battalion in Counter Insurgency area and under him the Unit was awarded Chief of Army staff Unit Citation for its exceptional performance besides more than 60 gallantry awards and military decoration being bestowed on the men under his command.
A highly decorated officer; he for his exceptional devotion to duty, service and gallantry has been awarded Sena Medal, Vishist Sewa Medal, Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card, Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and Army Commander’s Commendation Card.
He joined the Jaypee Group of Industries as a Registrar of its Premier Institution, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology at Noida, in Feb 2005, soon after his premature retirement.