Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht takes over as DG, NCC December 2016 New Delhi. Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht took over the reins of National Cadet Corps (NCC) as its Director General December 23. He succeeds Lt Gen A Chakravarty, who retired on August 31. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, the General was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery on June 9, 1979. A graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the General has attended the Higher Command Course, National Defence College, IAS Professional Course and Emergency Management Course at Melbourne, Australia. He has held various staff and command appointments and has been awarded with COAS & GOC-in-C Central Command Commendation, VSM & Bar for distinguished service in command and staff assignments. Lt Gen Vashisht held the appointment of Additional Director General in Military Training and Additional Military Secretary (A) at the IHQ of MoD (Army). He was the Commandant, Officers Training Academy, Gaya prior to the current assignment.