Commodore Jerome Zemoh Jatau rtd was born in Kwoi Jaba Local Govt in Kaduna State on 24 January 1962. He attended the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 29 Regular Course and commissioned as Sub-Lt in 1984. He went to Command And Staff College Jaji for Junior Division course and Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College for Senior Division. He later attended National Defense College Bangladesh where he obtained a Masters Degree in Security and Strategic Studies.
He was Operations Officer on board several Nigerian Navy Capital Ships in the country and Liberia during ECOMOG Operation. He was the Commanding Officer of NNS OLOGBO, Commanding Officer Underwater and Diving School and Base Commander of NNS VICTORY. His last major appointment was as Chief Staff Officer Logistics Command Ogharra.
He retired voluntarily after 33 years of meritorial service. He enjoys water sports and nature watch. He is married to Mrs Saratu Jatau and the marriage is blessed with 2 daughters and 2 sons.