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Major General Tibor Bozó

17:08 January 31, 2022

Date of birth: 10. December 1958
Place of birth: Csongrád

Education:

  • 1977- 1981 Lajos Kossuth Military college Szentendre
  • 1985 Battalion commander course Lajos Kossuth Military college Szentendre
  • 1990-1993 Miklós Zrínyi Military academy Budapest
  • 1997-1998 English language course Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University Budapest
  • 1999 Canada English language course (Canadian Forces Language School (Ottawa) Detachment Borden)
  • 2002 USA English language course (Defense Language Institute English Language Center Lackland Air Force Base, Texas)
  • 2002-2003 US Army War College (Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania)

Military professional: Infantry

Service:

  • 1981-1982 Platoon leader
  • 1982-1984 Company commander
  • 1984-1986 Battalion chief of staff
  • 1986-1990 Battalion commander
  • 1993-1995 Operational officer (Corps G3)
  • 1995-1996 Deputy commander of brigade
  • 1996-1997 Separate battalion commander
  • 1999-2002 Brigade commander
  • 2003-2006 Deputy chief of staff of Joint Logistics and Support Command
  • 2006-2007 Chief of staff of Joint Logistics and Support Command
  • 2007-2010 Commander of Hazardous Material Supply Center
  • 2009 EUFOR HQ Sa Support Division Chief (DCOS)
  • 2010- 2013 Head of Personnel Directorate of General Staff of Hungarian Defence Forces
  • 2013- 2014 Head of Training Directorate of General Staff of Hungarian Defence Forces
  • 2014- 2020 Commander of NCO Academy
  • 2020- 2021 Commander of Transformation Command
  • 2021- 2022 Commander of Territorial Defence and Support Command
  • 2022 - Hungarian Defence Forces Command Chief of Staff

Family: married, wife Zsuzsanna
Child: Klaudia 1991

Award:

  • 1986. Bronze medal of service
  • 1992. Service medal after 10 year
  • 1997. Silver medal of service
  • 2002. Service medal after 20 year
  • 2004. Gold medal of service
  • 2005. Gold medal of service
  • 2008. Service medal after 30 year
  • 2008. Knight cross of Republic of Hungary
  • 2009. European Security Defence Policy Service Medal (Operation ALTHEA)
  • 2009. Peace keeping medal
  • 2009. Per La Pace (Italian Peace keeping medal)
  • 2010. Militar-Anerkennungsmedaille des Österreichischen Bundesheeres
  • 2010. Médaille De La Défense Nationale (French medal)
  • 2015. Gold medal of service decorated by Laurel wreath
  • 2015. Bronze medal of Saint Janos Kapisztran
  • 2017. Service medal of Migration
  • 2017. Service medal decorated by Laurel wreath after 40 year
  • 2019. Officercros of Hungary
  • 2019. Silver medal of Saint Janos Kapisztran
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Supporting each other

14:34 August 8, 2022

On Friday, 5 August Major General Joseph Patrick McGee, Commander, US 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) paid an official visit to the Balaton Street building of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence. Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received the high-ranking American guest in his office.

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Supporting each other

14:29 August 8, 2022

On Friday, 5 August Major General Joseph Patrick McGee, Commander, US 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) paid an official visit to the Balaton Street building of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence. Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces received the high-ranking American guest in his office.

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“Jolly Vihar” in Pápa

14:25 August 8, 2022

The US Air Force 56th Rescue Squadron conducted a military exercise at the HDF Pápa Air Base in Hungary between 11–22 July.

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“Jolly Vihar” in Pápa

14:14 August 8, 2022

The US Air Force 56th Rescue Squadron conducted a military exercise at the HDF Pápa Air Base in Hungary between 11–22 July.

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Solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present situation

11:30 August 2, 2022

Hungary and Lithuania both perceive “close up” the gravity of the Russo-Ukrainian War, and solidarity among NATO member states is highly important in the present security situation. In this spirit, the Hungarian Defence Forces’ Gripen fighter aircraft have already been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission for the third time, and the Lithuanian minister of defence said thanks for it, Hungarian Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky told the press after his discussions in Lithuania.

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Hungarian Gripens are safeguarding the Baltic airspace again

10:37 August 2, 2022

Since 1 August, four Gripen fighter aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force have been safeguarding the Baltic airspace to protect Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia once again for four months. “On this day, we, as lead nation, are taking over the symbolic keys of a mission which has a major role in the life and security of the citizens of the Baltic countries as well as in NATO’s history”’, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a Handover-Takeover ceremony organized on Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Also in attendance at the event was Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Hungarian Gripens are safeguarding the Baltic airspace again

10:31 August 2, 2022

Since 1 August, four Gripen fighter aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force have been safeguarding the Baltic airspace to protect Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia once again for four months. “On this day, we, as lead nation, are taking over the symbolic keys of a mission which has a major role in the life and security of the citizens of the Baltic countries as well as in NATO’s history”’, said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at a Handover-Takeover ceremony organized on Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Also in attendance at the event was Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Deputy Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces visits exercise in Germany

13:49 July 22, 2022

On Wednesday, 20 July Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Brigadier General Dr. Péter Lippai, Land Forces Inspector, Hungarian Defence Forces Command attended the Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise Dynamic Front 22 coupled with a multinational artillery live fire event in Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany.

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Hungarian national parachute team competes in the Czech Republic

13:45 July 22, 2022

On Monday, 18 July the 37th FAI World Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships started with an opening ceremony in Strakonice, the Czech Republic. Twenty-eight teams and 179 competitors from 28 countries have entered the competition, where Hungary is represented by the national parachute team of the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Hungarian helicopters at Fairford

13:42 July 22, 2022

The military air show Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (RIAT) has ended in Fairford, UK. The HDF 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base was represented with two Mi–24 helicopters at the event, which entertained the international audience during static displays and dynamic demonstrations. Photo gallery – in part from the home journey as well!