Major General Mobolaji Adeleke Koleoso was born on 15 of September many years ago in Ibadan and is from Ona-Ora LGA in Oyo State. He started his educational journey at ICC Primary School Ibadan. In 1971 he proceeded for his secondary education at Christ Apostolic Grammar School Ibadan. Thereafter he proceeded to Kabba Teachers College from 1975 to 1976 and later to the School of Basic Studies, the Polytechnic Ibadan from 1977 – 1979 after 17 months as a Primary School teacher.
The senior officer gained admission into the University of Lagos in 1979 to study Mass Communication where he earned his first degree in 1982.
He also has a Masters degree in International Relations and Political Science, and Strategic Studies from the Ahmadu Bello University and University of Lagos in 1994 and 2010 respectively. He is currently working on his doctorate degree at the University of Ibadan. In addition, he is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
General Koleoso started his career in the noble military profession when he gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy during his NYSC year in 1983. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant into the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army in December 1983. In the course of his military career, General Koleoso has served in different units and held various administrative, instructional and command appointments from the tactical to strategic level. This has seen him traversing the length and breadth of the country.
Prominent among the appointment held was as a Directing Staff at the prestigious National Defence College Abuja where he groomed and mentored selected senior military and civilian officers. This was to prepare them for higher responsibilities at operational and strategic levels in both national and international assignments. He was also in 2012 appointed the Director Army Public Relations and earned the enviable Corps Medal of Honour (CMH). Thereafter, on promotion to the Major General rank, he was appointed as a Principal Staff Officer in Army Headquarters as the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs. In addition, he served as Director at the Armed Forces Simulation Center in Jaji, Kaduna.
General Koleoso has attended series of military courses and seminars both home and abroad where he excelled. His mission experience in protecting our territorial integrity and projecting the nation’s interest includes his participation in OP UNPROFOR and OP LIBERTY in former Yugoslavia and in Liberia respectively.
Until his current appointment as Commander TRADOC NA, Major General MA Koleoso was the immediate past Director of Administration at the Defence Headquarters Abuja. His appointment as the Commander TRADOC NA can be described as a home coming as he was a Commanding Officer at the Administrative Wing of TRADOC NA from 2000 to 2004.
General Koleoso is happily married with children. In his leisure time, the senior officer enjoys playing golf, reading, travelling and watching the sunset.