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Commander of the Land Force
Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys
Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys was born on 2 May 1967 in Šiauliai district municipality. He started his military carrier in Lithuanian National Defence System on 1 November 1990. In 1992 he was assigned to Field Infantry Brigade in Šiauliai as a platoon leader, later on, as a company commander.
In 1996 V. Rupšys was promoted and assigned as The Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion chief of staff - battalion deputy commander, later chief of operations (S3).
When the Motorised Infantry Brigade "Žemaitija" was established in Lithuanian Armed Forces, Major V. Rupšys was a deputy commander-chief of staff of The Grand Duke Kęstutis Mechanized Infantry Battalion in 2001, and soon promoted to The Grand Duke Kęstutis Mechanized Infantry Battalion commander, where he served until 2005.
In 2006 Lieutenant Colonel V. Rupšys was assigned to serve in The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania. On 24 November 2008 he was transferred to the Department of Personnel and Social Security of Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania.
In 2011 V. Rupšys received a colonel rank and was assigned to command Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf".
On 1 August 2013 he started to work as a director of the Department of Personnel of Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania. After a year, on 1 September 2014 he was assigned as military assistant of Chief of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania.
In 2016 Colonel V. Rupšys was assigned as commander of the Lithuanian Land Forces. He was promoted to Brigadier General according to President of the Repulic of Lithuania decree.
Brigadier General Valdemaras Rupšys graduated from The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania, Baltic Defence College (Estonia), U.S. Army War College.
During long years of service brigadier general received The Medal of January 13, The Medal of the Founding Volunteers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, National Defence System sign of honour "For merits to National Defence", Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Distinguished Service, Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal of Merit, other awards, acknowledgments, nominal gifts.
Brigadier General V. Rupšys is married to Daiva, has two children: Dovydas and Austėja.
He enjoys historical documentary, military history and cynology.