Commander (Dr.) Sibapada Rath was commissioned into the Education Branch of Indian Navy in Jan 1996. The officer has served as the Senior Education Officer, INS Valsura (at Jamnagar, Gujarat) and Command Education Officer at Headquarters, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Port Blair, besides other appointments. He has completed interpreter-ship course in Chinese language from the School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi. As a keen writer, he has contributed regularly to various service and civil magazines. He was awarded Doctorate in Political Science (Title of thesis “China’s Naval Modernisation Programme: Strategic Implications on India’s Maritime Interests and Security) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in June 2018.
He has been appointed by Indian Navy as Visiting Faculty of Naval War College Goa from 01 Jun 2020 for a period of two years.