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Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor

08:01 August 10, 2021

Personal data:
Date of birth: 4 June 1968.
Place of birth: Budapest
Marital status: Married, with two children

Education:
1989 Lajos Kossuth Military Academy, Mechanized Infantry specialty
1997 UN Military Observers’ Course, Austria
1998 NATO Staff Officer Course, Germany
2001 Parachutist Training Course
2003 Peace Operations Planning Course, USA
2004 Miklós Zrínyi National Defence University, Faculty of Military Science, Military Leadership Course
2007 Command Staff Course, USA NDU

Military career:
1986 Officer Cadet at Lajos Kossuth Military Academy (KLKF)
1989-1990 5th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Company Commander, Mezőtúr
1990-1993 HDF István Bocskai Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Chief of Staff, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Debrecen
1993-1994 HDF István Bocskai Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Acting Battalion Commander, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Debrecen
1994-1995 HDF 66th Tivadar Puskás Battalion, Chief Operations Officer, Cegléd
1995-2000 HDF 88th Air Mobility Battalion, Operations Officer, Szolnok
2000-2004 HDF 1st Light Mixed Regiment, Deputy Commander, Szolnok
2004-2009HDF 25/88th Light Mixed Battalion, Commander, Szolnok
2009-2010 NATO Training Group, Cell Chief, USA
2010-2014 HDF 25th György Klapka Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Commander, Tata
2014-2017 Defence Attaché, USA
2017-2018 HDF Joint Forces Command (JFC) Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, 2018- HDF JFC Chief of Ground Forces (Second in Command)
2019-2020 HDF Headquarters Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
2020-2021 HDF Reserve Training and Support Command, Commander
2021- Acting Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces

Participation in operations (foreign service):
2000-2001 UN Military Observer (UNIKOM), Kuwait
2008-2009 HDF PRT Commander, Afghanistan

Medals, decorations:
Officer Service Medal 3rd Class (after 10 years of service)
Service Medal 3rd Class
Service Medal, Silver Grade (equivalent to 3rd Class, after 10 years of service).
Service Medal, Gold Grade Commemorative Medal, Gold Grade
Officer Service Medal 2nd Class (after 20 years of service)
Service Medal decorated with Laurel Wreath
Service Badge for Peacekeeping (UNIKOM)
NATO Service Medal (Afghanistan)
NATO Service Badge (NTG chief)
Parachutist Badge 2nd Class
Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit, Military Section

Language skills:
English Advanced level C
Spanish Intermediate level C

Képernyőkép 2022-06-17 181814

V4 – Transformation Program 2022

19:00 June 17, 2022

Between 12–14 June, as a closing event of the Hungarian presidency of the Visegrád Cooperation, the event “V4 Innovation Challenge Day – Military Autonomous Systems” focusing on the challenges for autonomous driving was held at the Innovation Center of the University of Debrecen. Built by the Czech, Hungarian and Slovak teams, the electrically powered vehicles with autonomous self-driving capability demonstrated their capacities and speed in covering specific distances and executing tasks on a speedway and an obstacle course.

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Security always comes first!

16:37 June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, 15 June Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid a visit to the training area and range of the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade Vay Ádám Training Base in Hajdúhadház. The minister was received by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Farkas, the commander of the Debrecen unit.

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Security always comes first!

16:35 June 16, 2022

On Wednesday, 15 June Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky paid a visit to the training area and range of the HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade Vay Ádám Training Base in Hajdúhadház. The minister was received by Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Lieutenant Colonel Sándor Farkas, the commander of the Debrecen unit.

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V4 Chiefs of Defence Meet in Debrecen

16:30 June 16, 2022

“We will continue our cooperation”, said Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces in answer to a question from the press following the Meeting of the V4 Chiefs of Defence in Debrecen on Tuesday, 14 June.

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V4 Chiefs of Defence Meet in Debrecen

16:26 June 16, 2022

“We will continue our cooperation”, said Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces in answer to a question from the press following the Meeting of the V4 Chiefs of Defence in Debrecen on Tuesday, 14 June.

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Transformation and Innovation

15:55 June 16, 2022

To complement the session on transformation at the V4 Chiefs of Defence Meeting, a display event entitled „Transformation and Innovation” enriched with presentations, demonstrations and dynamic elements was held in ZalaZONE industrial park, Zalaegerszeg on Monday, 13 June.

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Transformation and Innovation

15:51 June 16, 2022

To complement the session on transformation at the V4 Chiefs of Defence Meeting, a display event entitled „Transformation and Innovation” enriched with presentations, demonstrations and dynamic elements was held in ZalaZONE industrial park, Zalaegerszeg on Monday, 13 June.

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Adjutant General of Ohio National Guard visits Hungary

12:05 June 13, 2022

On 8–9 June, headed by Major General John C. Harris, Adjutant General, a delegation of the Ohio National Guard paid a visit to Budapest, Szentendre, Tata and Székesfehérvár.

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Adjutant General of Ohio National Guard visits Hungary

12:02 June 13, 2022

On 8–9 June, headed by Major General John C. Harris, Adjutant General, a delegation of the Ohio National Guard paid a visit to Budapest, Szentendre, Tata and Székesfehérvár.

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Deputy Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces welcomes delegation from Pakistani university

11:31 June 13, 2022

A delegation from the Advanced Leadership Training Course of the Islamabad National Defence University recently paid a visit to Hungary. Headed by Air Force Commander Aamir Munir, in the morning of 8 June, the delegation visited the Ministry of Defence as a guest of the MoD Department for International Cooperation and the HDF Department for Defence Policy. Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces welcomed the Pakistani delegation.