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Commander

 

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Lt Col  ARTŪRAS PURLYS


Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion Commander


 

 

DATE OF BIRTH

1976-07-12

IŠSILAVINIMAS

1994 A. Jaroševičius Secondary School (secondary), Giedraičiai

1996 Platoon Leader, first level (advanced), Lithuanian Military Academy

2002 Bachelor of Military Science (advanced studies bachelor), Lithuanian Military Academy

2014 Military Management and Defence Master Professional (master degree),  National Defence Academy  of Latvia

COURSES

2000 Anti-aircraft defence tank GEPARD1 master sergeant  course (Germany)

2000 Platoon leader course, Antiaircraft Dfence School, Germany

2004 Junior staff officer course, Liptovskij Mikulas Military Academy (Slovakia)

2011 Joint commander and staff officer course, Baltic Defence College, Estonia

Different skills improvement and language courses

SERVICE

1996 1st platoon leader, Honour guard Company, Motorized Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf”

2002 Senior specialist(Combat Supply and Support Section, Land Force Command)

2003 Deputy Chief, Operations Control Centre, Land Force HQ, Land Force Command

2006 Chief, Activity Planning Section Land Force HQ, Land Force Command, Land Force HQ, Land Force Command

2008 Planning officer, Operations Planning Section, Planning Department, J5, Defence Staff

2011 EU Military HQ operations officer, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Lithuania at NATO and EU 2014 Chief of section (G3, Brigade HQ, MIB “Iron Wolf” Command)

2016 Chief of section (Operations management section, Joint Staff, J3, Joint Staff)

2018 Chief of Section (Operations management, J3, Defence Staff)

2019 Battalion Commander (Control group, Vaidotas Motorized Infantry Battalion) 

 

 

MILITARY RANKS

1996 Lieutenant

1998 First lieutenant

2001 Captain

2005 Major

2018 Lieutenant Colonel

AWARDS

National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania Medal for Deployment in International Missions (Minister of National Defence, 2005)

 Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Distinguished Service (Land Force Commander, 2006)

Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal of Merit (Chief of Defence, 2010)

Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Distinguished Service (Chief of Defence, 2019)

Various letters of appreciation, letters of honour etc.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

English, German, Russian

 

MARITAL STATUS

 

Married

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2019-10-07
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