- May 10 – 12, 2017
Col Kingsley Archibong Umoh was born on 12 November 1967 in Suru-Lere, Lagos, Nigeria. He is from Ikono LGA, Akwa Ibom State He attended Onward Nursery and Primary School (1970-1977) and Federal Government College, Lagos between 1979 and 1984. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy on 10 Sep 88 as a member of 40th RC and graduated with a BSc in Biology in 1992. He was commissioned into the Directorate of Army Public Relations in September 1993. He has served in several Army Public Relations (APR) units, formations and higher headquarters. He also had operational experience in United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone as part of NIBATT 12.
Kingsley is a graduate of Junior and Senior Staff Courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. He holds a Masters degree in Media and Communications from the prestigious Pan African University, Lagos. He also has a certificate in International Public Relations and Advanced Media Management from the Management School London course, held at the Universities at Shady Grove, Maryland, USA. Kingsley is a Distinguished Fellow of the prestigious National Defence College, Nigeria. He is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, an Associate Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, and a member Board of Trustee Association of Nollywood Core Producers. He is the founding Chief Facilitator of Military, Police and Para-Military Public Relations Officers’ Forum (MILPOPPROF). He is the Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre promoters of MILPOPPROF.
Kingsley is happily married to Esther and they are blessed with Kingsley (Jnr) and Ivy. His hobbies include movies, drama, and travelling.