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Head

 

Arūnas Balčiūnas (Colonel, retired)

HEAD OF MILITARY CONSCRIPTION AND RECRUITMENT SERVICE

 

 

PLACE OF BIRTHBiržai, Lithuania 
DATE OF BIRTH16 of August, 1960
EDUCATION

 

1978-1982 Vilnius Air Defence Radio Electronic Command High Military School 

1988-1991Marshal Govorov Military Academy (Ukraine)

1997-1998 University  of Defence in Brno (operational level course) (Chech Republic)

2007-2008 NATO Defense College (Italy)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

 

1998 Combat use of compounds Course, University of Defence in Brno (Czech Republic)
2003 Security and International Relationships Course, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch (Germany)

2003 Integrated courses, NATO Defense College (Italy)

2006 Military English Course (United Kingdom)

2008 Senior Officer's Course, NATO Defense College (Italy)

2009 NATO Staff Officer Orientation Course, NATO school (Germany)

MILITARY RANKS

 

1991 Major

1996 Lieutenant colonel

2004 Colonel

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1991-1992 Senior engineer, Armament section, Radio technical brigade

1992-1997 Instructor/Senior instructor, Military Academy of Lithuania

1998-1999 Battalion commander, Military Academy of Lithuania

1999-2001 Deputy director, BALTNET project

2001-2003 Chief of the Armed Forces Structure and Planning Department, Defense Staff

2003-2004 Deputy Chief of Defense Staff (J5)

2004-2005 Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania on Defense Matters

2005-2008 Commandant of the Military Academy of Lithuania

2008-2010 Executive officer for the Chief of staff JFC Brunsum

2010-2012 Assistant of the Chief of Defence

2012-2015 Deputy Military Representative, Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Lithuania to NATO and EU

2015-2016 Deputy Director, Armament and C2 Systems Department

2016 Chief, Military Conscription and Recruitment Service

MILITARY DECORATIONS

 

2000-11-21 Medal of Merit of Lithuanian Armed Forces

2004-05-12 Commemorative Medal of Lithuania's Accession to NATO of the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania

2006-11-21 Riflemen's Star

2012-03-09 Medal of Merit Service of the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania

2013-12-30 Medal for Distinguished Service of the National Defence System of the Republic of Lithuania

2018-11-23 Medal of 100th Anniversary of the Lithuanian Armed Forces for Military and Civil Personnel of Lithuanian Armed Forces

 

MARITAL STATUS

 

Married to Jelena.  Has a daughter and two sons.

  
  
  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

Updated on: 2019-01-03
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