Major General Jide Jeleel Ogunlade was born on 12 Jan 1965 at Sokoto in Nigeria. He attended Capital School Sokoto for his primary education and Ansaru- Ud- Deen College Offa for his secondary education. He did his GCE A Levels at The Polytechnic Ibadan before proceeding to Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as a member of 36 Regular Course. He graduated from NDA in 1988 with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. He was commissioned in 1989 as a Second Lieutenant into the Infantry Centre and Corps of the Nigerian Army (NA).
He has served in the following units and formations: 35 Amphibious Battalion, 146 Battalion, 81 Battalion, 222 Battalion, 72 Para Battalion, HQs 4 Brigade and 9 Brigade. He also served at Army Recruitment Resettlement and Reserve, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre and HQ Infantry Centre and Corp. He commanded 2 Battalion, 1 Division Garrison NA, Operation HADARIN DAJI and 8 Division NA.
He was an instructor at Depot NA, likewise he was at Armed Forces Command and Staff College as well as National Defence College Nigeria (NDC) as a member of Directing Staff.
He was also the Director Higher Military Organisation and Operations at NDC. He was Director of Planning NA before moving to DHQ as the Director Innovation and Curriculum Development. He was later appointed as the Force Commander Operation HADARI DAJI before his elevation as the General Officer Commanding 8 Division NA. He was also appointed Chief of Training at NA Training and Doctrine Command. He was the Executive Consult, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, before being appointed the FC MNJTF.
His other academic qualifications include, a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Masters of Business Administration from Lagos State University, Masters of Strategic Studies from University of Ibadan and a PhD from Igbinedion University Okada.
He has the following awards to his credit: Force Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguish Service Star (DSS), Grand Service Star(GSS), Pass staff Course (psc+) and Distinguished Fellow of the Defence College (fdc+).
His hobbies include; playing Squash, Chess, reading, teaching and analyzing data .
He is married with Children.