Born in Langtang, Nigeria, Garba was educated at Sacred Heart School, Shendam from 1952 to 1957. His early military career began at the Nigerian Military School in Zaria in 1957, where he studied until 1961. In 1961 he enlisted in the Nigerian Army and was sent to the Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England, before being commissioned as an infantry officer in 1962. Garba rose through the ranks quickly: amongst his many military command posts were platoon commander of 44th Battalion in 1963, company commander from 1963 to 64, and mortal platoon commander in 1964. He participated in the United Nations Military Observer Mission in India/Pakistan from 1965 to 1966 before being made commander of the Brigade of Guards in 1968. He studied at Staff College, Camberley, England, in 1973. Wikipedia*
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Joseph Garba has 19 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Public Affairs Event as a General for the Anti-Apartheid Committeet of the UN. The year with the most videos was 1989 with 18 videos. Most common tags: United Nations, Western Europe, Africa.