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Applied Research & Security Studies

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Applied Research & Security Studies

Maj Gen Rashid Elmi MBS 'ndc' (K) 'acsc' (USA)

Maj Gen Rashid Elmi MBS 'ndc' (K) 'acsc' (USA)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Applied Research & Security Studies

Profile Summary

Major General Rashid Abdi Elmi was born on 20 August, 1964 in Wajir in North Eastern Kenya. He attended Khorof-Harar Primary School before joining Wajir High School. He joined the Kenya Air Force in April 1984 and was commissioned in May 1985. Latter started his flying career at the Flying Training School (FTS) Moi Air Base, Eastleigh and completed his Ab-initio flying training in 1985. He proceeded with Multi-Engine Training and qualified as a squadron pilot in 1987.

His educational qualifications include a Diploma in Military Art and Science from the Air University-Alabama, USA, a Diploma in International Studies from the University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Master of Arts (MA) Degree, from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Additionally, the General Officer holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation Management from Moi University and is currently pursuing a PhD in security Management at Kenyatta University. General Rashid Elmi has done many professional Military Courses, Namely; Graduate of the National defense College (NDC) – Kenya, Air Command & Staff College USA, Basic and advanced Intelligence Courses at the School of Military Intelligence-Kenya and the Intelligence University in Washington, USA.

Before his appointment he was Directing Staff (Air) at the Kenya National Defence College. Previously he has held various other appointments including Colonel Intelligence at Defense Headquarters, Colonel Operations Air Force, Instructor at the School of Military Intelligence, Directing Staff (Air) at the Joint Warfare Center & Squadron Pilot. He has served in two United Nations Missions, in Iraq/Kuwait (UNIKOM) as a Military Observer in 1995 and in Kosovo (UNMIK) as a Military Liaison Officer in 2007.

His decorations include Member of the Burning Spear (MBS), 25th Independence Anniversary medal, 10th and 20th Nyayo anniversary medals and the UNIKOM and UNMIK medals given in the service of United Nations Peace keeping.