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Commander of the Air Defence Battalion

 

 Major Vaidas Šimaitis

 

DATE OF BIRTH 3rd of January, 1975.
PLACE OF BIRTH

 Šiauliai, Lithuania.

FAMILY Married, has three sons.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND       University    
1995Military Academy of Lithuania;
2002

Bachelor of Law, Law university of Lithuania;

2008

Air defense captain career course, USA;

2009

Air Force HQ officer's course, Military Academy of Lithuania;

2015

Air battle elementary training course Q1, CASPOA Center of Excellence, France;

2017

Joint Command and General Staff Course, Baltic Defence College, Estonia.

 

Joint Command and Staff Course, Baltic Defence College, Estonia.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1995-2001

State border guard service;

2001-2002

Platoon leader, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2002-2004

Deputy of battery commander, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2004-2005

Battery commander, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2005-2010

S3 Operations officer, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2010-2012

Chief S2, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2012

Chief S3, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2012-2015

Chief of Staff, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2015-2016

Deputy of Chief of Staff for training (A7), HQ of the Lithuanian Air Forces;

2017

Chief of the Lithuanian Air Forces Training center;

Since 2017 09 04

Commander, Air Defence Battalion of the Lithuanian Air Forces.

 

INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

2013                  

Staff officer (G5), IJC, Afghanistan.

 

PROMOTIONS

1995   

Second Lieutenant

2003 

First Lieutenant

2006

Captain

2014Major

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS INCLUDE

2005                            

Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Distinguished Service;

2013

National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania Medal for Deployment on International Missions;

2013 

NATO medal for Service in NATO Forces during ISAF operation;

2016Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal of Merit.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
  English, Russian.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2018-03-13
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