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Chief of Staff

      

 

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Chief of Staff of the Lithuanian Land Forces

 

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas was born on 3 May 1971 in Prienai, Lithuania. His military career in Lithuanian Armed Forces started as combat training officer in the Command of the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, Alytus, of the Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force (Home Guard) in 1993. Colonel Dalius Polekauskas military training includes the Joint Command and General Staff Course at the Baltic Defence College (Tartu, Estonia) in 2004-2005 and the Higher Command Studies Course at the Baltic Defence College in 2012 and military career is marked by a number of different assignments as a staff officer or commander in a variety of positions in the Lithuanian Armed Forces:

 

Combat training officer, HQ of the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force;

 

G3, HQ of the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force;

 

Commander of the Territorial Battalion, the 1st Territorial Unit, Dainava Military District, Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Force;

 

Staff officer, HQ of the Lithuanian Land Forces;

 

Head of the Planning Section, HQ of the Lithuanian Land Forces;

 

Commander, Motorized Infantry Battalion, Motorized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf;

 

G3, HQ of the Lithuanian Land Forces;

 

Head of the Planning Section later appointed as a director of the Capability Planning Department Capability Planning Department of Ministry of defense of Lithuania.

 

He was also deployed and lead Lithuanian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Chaghcharan of the NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Western Region, Afghanistan.

 

His recognitions include: the Medal of the Order of the Cross of Vytis, the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania Medal of Merit, the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania Medal for Deployment on International Missions, the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania Commemorative Medal of Lithuania's Accession to NATO, the Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal of Merit, the Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Distinguished Service and the Lithuanian Land Forces Distinguished Service Medal. He has also been awarded decorations and awards of Italian and US militaries.

 

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas is married and has two children.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2015-01-28
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