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Chief of Personnel (COP)
VICE ADMIRAL P MURUGESAN, AVSM, VSM
Vice Admiral P Murugesan has been appointed as Chief of Personnel of the Indian Navy on 11 Mar 13. The Admiral was previously the Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command of the Navy.
Commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1979, the Flag Officer is a specialist in Navigation and Direction and an alumnus of the Naval Command College, Newport, USA. His Command tenures include Commands of Indian Naval Ships Ranjit, Gharial and Agray, the last two of which he had the honour of Commissioning into the Indian Navy.
His key staff appointments before flag rank include, Principal Director of Naval Operations, Naval Attache to Washington, USA, and Directing Staff at DSSC, Wellington and College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai.
As a Flag Officer, he has held the appointments of Assistant Chief of Personnel (Human Resource Development), Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence).
Vice Admiral P Murugesan has been awarded with the Ati Vishist Seva Medal and the Vishist Seva Medal in 2011 and 2008 respectively.