Rear Admiral WO KAYODA was appointed Chief of Defence Space Administration on 27 Nov 20. He has several years of professional services in Navigation, Positioning and Timing. He also has several academic qualifications amongst which are BSc in Chemistry, MSc in Operations Research and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil). Others are Diploma in Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights, United States Defence Institute of International Legal Studies, Newport, Rhodes Island-USA and Proficiency Certificate: Electronic Navigation, Professional Military Training, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA.
Prior to his appointment, he has served in various capacities including - Commanding Officer Nigeria Navy Ship MAKURDI, Opposing Force Commander Armed Forces Simulation Centre Jaji, Fleet Logistic Officer Western Fleet and Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of the Naval Staff. Others are Directing Staff at National Defence College Abuja, Director of Plans Naval Headquarters and Commander Nigerian Navy Ship PATHFINDER Port Harcourt. He was also Director Navigation, Positioning and Timing at the Defence Space Administration Abuja, Director of Logistics Defence Headquarters Abuja and Director Cybersecurity Defence Space Administration Abuja amongst others.
He has also participated in several Peace Support Operations including ECOWAS Monitoring Group in Liberia, Operations LIBERTY and SANDSTORM in Sierra-Leone. He was participant in the International Maritime Conference and National Centre of Maritime Policy Research Bahria University amongst others. The CDSA is also a member of several institutes, notably are Sovereignty Conflict Resolution, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA, and Royal Institute of Navigation (MRIN) and Chartered Nigerian Institute Of Management (MNIM).