He was a member of the pioneer Senior Executive Officers’ Course No 1 (SEC 1), National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State from 1979 to 1980. The flagship NNS Aradu, a frigate conceived and built to specification for the Nigerian Navy was delivered on 21st December 1981. This project, the first of its kind, materialized under his supervision. It is an enduring testament of his engineering prowess. He was fondly referred to as the “Father” of the vessel. During the course of his career, Rear Admiral Olumide held several positions and special appointments some of which are: Officer-in-charge Naval Dockyard (9th October 1972 – 12th March 1973); General Manager Naval Dockyard (23rd June 1973 – 4th November 1973); Flotilla Technical Officer (5th November 1973 – 10th June 1974); Flag Officer Naval Dockyard (23rd October 1978 – 9th January 1979); Chief of Material Naval Headquarters (10th January 1979 – 30th November 1982); As Base Engineering Officer (B.E.O) Naval Base, N.N.S. Beecroft, Apapa 1963 – 1965 and Marine Engineering Officer (M.E.O) afloat, N.N.S ‘Nigeria’ (Frigate Flagship) last year of Civil War. 1969 to 1970. He retired from active service in December 1983 as Rear Admiral. In 1983 he received the Order of Merit and was decorated with the insignia of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, O.F.R. He retired to Abeokuta, his home town, in 1983 after a distinguished career. He loved farming and engaged in numerous church and community development programs in his retirement.