1. Lt Col Vijay Rana took over as Headmaster of UP Sainik School, Lucknow on 09 Feb 2016. He is M.Sc. (Physics) M. Ed and M.A. Psychology with distinctions. The officer has also done Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management.
  2. Apart from this officer has done JC, MLIT and Diploma in Geoinformatics. He did his initial attachment for two years with 2 Garhwal Rifles in OP Rakshak and Operation Parakram. He has served as instructor at OTA Chennai and as an Administrative Officer of Rashtriya Military School, Bangalore and SO-1 (Edn) of Infantry Division in Kupwara. He has been awarded GOC-in-C Commendation Card twice in 2002 and 2008 and Signal Officer in Chief Commendation Card in 2008.