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Lieutenant General Attila Géza Takács

12:14 June 6, 2023

Date of rank: 15. March 2020

Personal information:

  • Date of birth: 27. April 1968. Miskolc
  • Family Status: married, one child
  • Nationality: Hungarian


  • 2015 NATO Defense College
  • 2008 NATO School (CREVAL)
  • 2006-2007 Military Senior Leader course at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University
  • 1997-1999 Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University 
  • 1992 COY Leader Course in Switzerland 
  • 1986-1989  Kossuth Lajos Military College in Szentendre - mechanized infantry faculty


  • 2011-2013 Hungarian Defence Forces, National Military Representative, (Colonel) - MONS (Belgium) 
  • 2001-2002 HDF KFOR Guard and Security Battalion in Pristina commander (Lieutenant Colonel)

Military Career:

  • 2023 – Deputy Chief of Defence Staff
  • 2022 – 2023 Defence Attaché (Major General) London
  • 2020 – 2022 Hungarian Defence Forces Command, Army Inspectorate, Inspector (Major General) - Budapest 
  • 2016 – 2019 Hungarian Defence Forces, Military Augmentation, Preparation and Training Command, Commander (Brigadier General) - Budapest
  • 2013 – 2016 Hungarian Defence Forces, 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade, Commander (Brigadier General) - Debrecen 
  • 2010 – 2013 Hungarian Defence Forces, National Military Representative, SHAPE Deputy of National Military Representative (Colonel) - MONS (Belgium)
  • 2008 – 2010 Hungarian Defence Forces Joint Force Command, Chief J3/J7, (Colonel) - Székesfehérvár 
  • 2005 – 2007 Hungarian Defence Forces 5th “Bocskai István” Light Infantry Brigade, Chief of Staff (Colonel) - Debrecen
  • 2003 – 2005 Hungarian Defence Forces 5th “Bocskai István” Light Infantry Brigade, DCOS OPS (Lieutenant Colonel) – Debrecen 
  • 1999 – 2002 Hungarian Defence Forces 5th “Bocskai István” Mechanized Infantry Brigade Chief G-3 (Major) – Debrecen 
  • 1995 – 1997 Hungarian Defence Forces 5th “Bocskai István” Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Battalion Commander (Captain) – Debrecen 
  • 1990 – 1995 Mechanized Brigade, Company Commander (1st Lieutenant) – Mezőtúr, Debrecen 
  • 1989 – 1990 Mechanized Brigade, Platoon Leader (2nd Lieutenant) - Nagykanizsa

Medals and Decorations:

  • 2020 “Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr” Gold grade
  • 2019 “Legion of Merit” (USA)
  • 2016 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic Knight’s Cross
  • 2013  NATO Service Medal 
  • 2007 Service Decoration for Merit decorated with laurel wreath
  • 2000-2004 Service Decoration for Merit Gold, Silver, Bronze grade 
  • 2002 Service Medal for Peacekeeping (KOSOVO)
  • 1996, 2006, 2016 Officer’s Service Decoration (I. II. III)

Foreign languages:

  • English: STANAG 3333
  • German: Intermediate „A”
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