Lieutenant-General Joshua Dogonyaro is an Accountant by training and a gallant Soldier.
Lt.Gen. Dogonyaro enlisted in the Army in 1964 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army Armoured Corps (1967).During his career in the Army Lt.Gen. Dongoyaro held several command positions.
In 1992, he was appointed ECOMOG Field Commander in Liberia, a task which he accomplished successfully. Thereafter, he was appointed Chief of Defence Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He retired in 1993.
Lt.-Gen. Dongoyaro, is a Member of the National Institute (mni.), holds the military decorations of Distinguished Service Medal (DSS); and Meritorious Service Star (MSS).He is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria (FIAMN); a Qualified and Incorporated Administrative Manager (QIAM); and a life Member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He holds the traditional titles of Barden Langtang, Sardauna Gani, and Ochi Agha 1 of Anambra. He is married with children.
In recognition of his immense role in the development professionalism in the Nigerian Army and his outstanding leadership in the course of Nigeria’s contributions to international peace keeping and monitoring efforts, Lieutenant- General Joshua Nimyel Dogonyaro was honoured with the award of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR).
He is married with children.