REAR ADMIRAL (LH) İBRAHİM ÖZDEM KOÇER
COMMANDER OF TURKISH NAVAL ACADEMY
Rear Admiral (LH) İ.Özdem KOÇER was born in Çankırı/TURKEY in 1964. He was graduated from Naval War College in 1987. He served as Fire Control Officer, Weapons Electronics Officer, Gunnery officer and AAWO on board destroyers TCG ANITTEPE, TCG PİYALEPAŞA and frigates TCG TURGUTREİS and TCG ORUÇREİS in between 1987-1997.
After taking staff course he was appointed to Turkish Fleet Hq Operations Department as Project Officer.
Rear Admiral (LH) KOÇER served as Operations and Executive Officer on board TCG SALİHREİS in between 2000-2003 and Chief Of Operations Department Of Turkish Surface Action Group in between 2003-2005.
He Commanded Turkish Frigate TCG YAVUZ during the years 2005-2007. After finishing his command post he worked for Yıldızlar Naval Surface Training Center As Chief Of Computerized Training Section for one year and appointed as Turkish Naval Attaché To London.
He worked in London as Defence and Naval Attaché in between 2008-2011 and then appointed as The Commodore Of The Turkish Corvette Flotilla in 2011. He was arrested on 17th August, 2011 with the accusation of over throwing Turkish Government and stayed behind the bars for thirty four months. On 19th June, 2014 He was released with the Supreme Court's verdict and returned to active duty in Turkish Navy as Chief of Logistics Turkish Northern Sea Area Command until 7th August, 2015.
On 5th August, 2015 He was promoted to Rear Admiral (LH) rank beginning from 30th August, 2015. He has worked as Commander Of Karamürselbey Naval Training Center in between 10th August, 2015 , 03 August 2016. Now he is working as commander of Turkish Naval Academy.
Rear Admiral (LH) KOÇER has taken several national and overseas courses and training including 5 inch Gun Maintenance Course in San Diego/California/USA and İnternational Principle Warfare Officer course in HMS DRYAD in Portsmouth/UNITED KINGDOM.
He has a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management and a specialist on Organizational Culture. His has a published book named '' ŞANLI YAVUZ'' about Battleship YAVUZ in Turkish Naval History.
Rear Admiral (LH) İ.Özdem KOÇER married to Mrs. Aysun KOÇER and has a daughter named İrem Ezgi.