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Commander

Major Vilius Zagurskis

Commander of King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion

 

DATE OF BIRTH1978-10-28 
PLACE OF BIRTHKretinga

 

EDUCATION

 

1998 -1st stage of Lithuanian  military academy

1998 - Basic leaders course

1999 - Instructors course

2001 - USMC Basic officer course (USA)

2002 - USMC Infantry officer course (USA)

2005 - Bachelor degree at the Military Academy of Lithuania

2007 - Junior Staff Officer Course (Sweden)

2009 - Command and staff officers course

2016 - Joint Command and Staff Course (Estonia)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE    

1996 - cadet at the Lithuanian military academy

1998 -platoon commander, deputy coy commander, company commander  (Training Regiment)

2002 - second in command of reconnaissance company (Jagger battalion)

2004 - mechanized infantry company commander (King Mindaugas mechanized infantry battalion)

2006 - land operations officer(G3), (Land Forces Command)

2009 - land operations officer (J3),  (Joint Headquarters)

2012 - Instructor at Command and staff officer course (Military academy)

2013 - Military assistant to the Commandant (Baltic Defence College)

2017 - Chief of staff (Lithuanian Grand Duke Kęstutis Motorized infantry battalion)

2019 - Battalion commander (King Mindaugas Hussar battalion)
PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS  

2005 - Mobile liaison and observation team commander (Operation ISAF, Afghanistan)

2008 - Ground operation officer at Regional Command - West HQ (Operation ISAF, Afghanistan)

2018 - Commander of Lithuanian military training team (Ukraine)
PROMOTIONS  

1998 - non-commissioned officer

1999 - second lieutenant

2001 - first  lieutenant

2004 - captain

2013 -major

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE 

Ministry of defense medal "For Merits" Ministry of defense medal "For International Operations"

Ministry of defense medal "For the International Operations" (badge No. 2)

Ministry of defense medal "For the International Operations" (badge No. 3)

Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal "For Merits"

Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal "100 years of  restored Lithuanian Armed Forces"

Land Force medal ,,For Distinction"

Non Article 5 NATO medal " For service in ISAF operation"

Ukrainian National Defense system medal ,,For support to Ukrainian Armed Forces"

BALTDEFCOL medal ,,Of Merits"

BALTDEFCOL medal ,,Service Cross" 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

English, Russian

 

FAMILY

 

Married, 2 daughters

  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2019-08-07
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