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Chief of the Joint Staff

MG Vitalijus Vaikšnoras

 

DATE OF BIRTH

23 April 1966

 

 

MILITARY EDUCATION

1982 - Vilnius Military Academy

1996 - US Army Command and General Staff College

2005 - NATO Defence College

 

PROFESIONAL BACKGROUND

1982 - Platoon leader
1984 - Company commander
1987-1991 - Deputy S3, Air Defence Brigade
1992-1994 and 1996-2000 - Service at Joint, Armed Forces and Defence Staffs
(served as a staff officer, Chief of Section, Division Chief, Chief of J3-Deputy Chief of Defense Staff)
2000 - Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf"
2001 - The Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf"
2003 - Chief of Defence Staff of the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania
2008-2012 - Lithuanian Military Representative to NATO and EU
2012- 2016 - The Commandant of the Baltic Defence College

 

MILITARY RANKS

1982 - Lieutenant
1984 - First Lieutenant
1987 - Captain
1990 - Major
1992 - Major of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
1995 - Lieutenant Colonel
2001 - Colonel
2005 - Brigadier General
2007 - Major General

 

AWARDS

Officer's Cross of the Order "For Merits of Lithuania";
Commemorative Badge to Mark Russian Troops Withdrawal from Lithuania;
Medal "For Merits" (MoD and Armed forces levels);
Medal "For Distinction" (Armed Forces level);
Medal "For Distinction" (Service level);
Awarded with a Commemorative Sword;
Honor Award "Iron Wolf";
Commemorative Medal Marking Lithuanian´s Accession to NATO;
Badge of the Rilflemen's Organization;
Latvian Armed Forces Commander´s Medal "For Merits" of 2nd Degree;
Latvian MoD award „Medal of honor";
Estonian Armed Forces Cross "For Merits";
The Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence forces;
French Officer's Cross of the Order "For Merits";
The Baltic Defence college medal of Merit Gold;


 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

English, Russian

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2016-08-23
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