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Deputy Commander

Colonel Mindaugas PETKEVIČIUS
Deputy Commander of Land Force


Col. Mindaugas Petkevičius received his commission as an Infantry Officer from the Lithuanian Military Academy in 1996. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course (USA), Combined Arms Tactical Course (GBR), Joint Operations Planning Course (GBR), Command and General Staff College (EST) and Army War College (USA).


Before his current position, he was assigned to NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania and served as a project officer in establishing the unit and later as Deputy Commander. Previous non-command assignments include service as an Infantry Platoon Leader/instructor at NCO academy; project officer in establishing training regimen and adapting NCO academy training program to NATO standards, Mec. Infantry Company XO, S3 of Algirdas Mech. Inf. Battalion, and as part of Battalion mission deployed to Afghanistan and served in Provincials Reconstruction Team as Chief J3; finally, he served in Joint HQs as Staff Officer Land, Joint Force Command Brunssum (NLD NATO) and Chief J3/5 branch, Joint Staff (LTU).

His command assignments include: Commanding Officer, Training Company, Training Regiment; Commanding Officer, 2 Company, Algirdas Mech. Inf. Battalion, Iron Wolf Brigade; Commanding Officer, Algridas Mech. Inf. Battalion, Iron Wolf Brigade and Deputy Commander, NATO Force Integration Unit Lithuania.

Col. Mindaugas Petkevičius holds a Master of Strategic Studies from U.S. Army War College and Bachelor of Management and Business from the University of Technology, Kaunas, LTU. His awards and decorations include the Ministry of Defense Medal for Distinguish Service, Armed Forces Medal of Merit, Armed Forces Medal for Distinguish Service, Land Forces Medal for Distinguish Service, MOD Medal of Merit for participation in international mission (AFG), International Security Assistant Force Medal, Honor Bange of Iron Wolf Brigade and various commendations including PM of Lithuania and NATO Commanders.

Colonel is married to Giedrė Petkevičienė and have a daughter Aura. During free time Mindaugas enjoy active lifestyle while snowboarding and kitesurfing, with occasional break for good pipe Tabaco or cigar.





Updated on: 2019-09-16
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