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Major 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

Studies:

  • 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

Deployments:

  • 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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Discussion on the further development of Egyptian–Hungarian relations

09:14 February 23, 2024

On 20 February, in the Ministry of Defence, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky received Mohamed Ibrahim El Shinawy, Egypt’s ambassador accredited to Budapest.

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Elite patrols preparing for Ohio

15:27 February 22, 2024

“Nobody should think it will be easy. At the same time, you are well-trained and young, so any of you can reach the competition level with a little resolve” – this was how Chief Warrant Officer Attila Majzák – Command Sergeant Major, HDF 4th Territorial Defence Regiment – welcomed the participants of the domestic qualification event of the American Best Warrior Competition. The Hungarian delegation will travel to Ohio to outperform last year’s successful participation in late March.

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Meeting of Chiefs of Defence in Qatar

14:49 February 22, 2024

General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff recently paid a three-day visit to Qatar at the invitation of Lieutenant General Salem bin Hamad bin Mohammed bin Aqeel Al Nabit, Chief of Staff, Qatar Armed Forces. The aim of the bilateral meeting with the participation of professional delegations was to explore the fields of potential military cooperation between the two countries.

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Many-sided Hungarian–Polish cooperation

14:45 February 22, 2024

On 21 February, the ministries of defence of Hungary and Poland signed a bilateral military cooperation plan in Budapest. The document was signed on the part of Hungary by Colonel Albert Gróf, Head of MoD Department for International Cooperation, while on the part of Poland by Colonel Mnitowski Sławomir, the military, air and defence attaché of the Republic of Poland.

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Outstanding Hungarian performance in the conflict zone

13:17 February 21, 2024

Before completing their tour of duty abroad, the Hungarian and Polish soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) received their peacekeeping medals in the framework of a medal parade ceremony.

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CISM Day Run in Camp Butmir

12:15 February 21, 2024

The CISM International Day of Military Sports was celebrated in Camp Butmir All participants were welcomed by COM EUFOR Major General László Sticz, who also started the run. Hundreds of personnel from EUFOR and NATO walked or ran the route.

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The development of the Hungarian armed forces is indispensable

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“The Hungarian Defence Forces must be brought into such a condition that the country can defend itself if needed – therefore, “we cannot shun, we cannot duck out of the development of the armed forces”, stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in Budapest on 16 February.

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Hungarian Defence Forces to provide training to help demining in Ukraine

12:02 February 16, 2024

On the margins of the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on 15 February, twenty countries of the organization – among them, Hungary – signed a letter of intent on the establishment of a Mine Action Coalition – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his social media page.

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As a committed NATO member, Hungary continues developing its armed forces

11:28 February 16, 2024

NATO is made up of national forces, and that is why every member state has to develop its own forces; being committed to its NATO membership, Hungary is doing so indeed – stated Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky after the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels on 15 February.

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French connection

11:40 February 15, 2024

Lieutenant Thibault Lemaire has arrived from the École Militaire Interarmes of the French Armed Forces for a field exercise to the HDF 30th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, where the already-serving non-commissioned officers and enlisted soldiers are trained to become officers.