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Major General Zoltán Schmidt

11:22 January 2, 2023

Personal details

Date of birth: 30th June 1969
Place of birth: Paks, Hungary
Marital status: married, a father of one child


2015 Defence Management Course (National University of Public Service, Budapest)
2011 General Staff Course (Miklós Zrínyi National Defence University)
2008 NATO Logistics Operational Planning Course (Oberammergau)
2006 NATO Defence Forces Course (Oberammergau)
2006 NATO Staff Officer Course (Oberammergau)
2004 NATO Logistics Course (Aachen)
2002 TÜV Rheinland Academy (Budapest), Quality Management System Referent
2002 Miklós Zrínyi National Defence University, military technology manager
1990 Máté Zalka Military Technical College, combat vehicle maintainer, combat vehicle technology specialization

Military career

2023 Deputy Chief of Defence for Management
2022 Head of office (deputy commander for management), Hungarian Defence Forces Command
2019–2022 Inspector General (logistics), Hungarian Defence Forces Command
2018 Acting Chief of Staff, HDF Joint Force Command
2017–2018 Deputy Chief of Staff Support, HDF Joint Force Command
2014–2017 Chief of Logistic Forces (deputy commander), HDF Joint Force Command
2013–2014 Acting Chief of Logistic Forces (deputy commander), HDF Joint Force Command
2010–2013 Chief of Logistics Operations Directorate, HDF Joint Force Command
2007–2010 Senior officer (deputy chief), Logistic Directorate, HDF Joint Force Command
2006 Senior officer, Force planning division, MoD Force Planning Department
2005–2006 Senior officer, Force planning division, Military Planning Directorate, General Staff
2003–2005 Senior officer for coordination, Logistic Planning Directorate, HDF Joint Logistic and Support Command
2001–2003 Senior officer for planning, Logistic Directorate, General Staff
1999–2001 Service chief for armored and motor vehicle technology, Logistic Directorate
1997–1999 Logistics chief (deputy commander for logistics), 1st Tank Battalion
1997 Company commander, logistic company, 1st Tank Battalion
1993–1997 Company commander, repair company, Logistic Battalion
1990–1993 Deputy company commander for armaments technology, 1st Tank Company, 1st Tank Battalion
1987 Student (Miklós Zrínyi National Defence University)


Officer Service Medal, 3rd Class
Service Medal of Merit, Silver Grade
Service Medal of Merit, Gold Grade
Officer Service Medal, 2nd Class
Service Medal for Flood Protection
Service Medal of Merit Decorated with Laurel Wreath
Service Medal for Migration Crisis Management
Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Military Section

Language skills

English STANAG


Hungarian Military Logistics Association, member
Hungarian Logistics Association, member of presidential board


15,000 Hours Flown!

11:46 June 14, 2024

The Airbus helicopter fleet bought as part of the National Defence and Armed Forces Development Program has flown 15,000 hours. Thomas Hein, Head of Europe Region, Airbus Helicopters, awarded the joint achievement of the H145M and the already arrived H225M helicopters with a commemorative plaque at the ILA Berlin Air Show International Aerospace Exhibition.


Defence Attachés’ Meeting

11:39 June 14, 2024

Members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps visited the HDF Cyber and Information Operations Centre in Szentendre and the HDF Territorial Defence Forces Command in Budapest on the first week of June. Altogether 20 resident and non-resident attachés accredited to Hungary from 14 nations participated in the programs. During the event, the organizers presented several pieces of tactical equipment and cultural heritage, including the G-Mercedes vehicles used at the PSYOPS exercises and the museum showing the history of NCO training.


The Hungarian Interest Prevailed

10:22 June 14, 2024

We recently reached an agreement with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Hungary will not send troops, weapons or money to the war, announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky on his Facebook page on 12 June.

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Two Hundred Successful Operations

15:38 June 13, 2024

In the 21st century, numerous new challenges have to be faced in the field of warfare, one of which is the efficient and secure use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones).


Each War Starts as a Result of People’s Decisions

10:50 June 12, 2024

Each war starts as a result of people’s decisions, declared Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky at the handover of the new 3D AESA radar of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Veszprém on Friday, 7 June. He emphasized that the Hungarian government is working to avoid war.

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Hungarian Aspects of Defence Policy

15:50 June 11, 2024

After visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Italy and the United Kingdom, students of the Advanced Security and Defense Studies program at the Serbian University of Defence also spent three days in Hungary between 3 and 6 June to learn about the Hungarian aspects of defence policy and different defence fields by gaining personal impressions, as current and future top leaders.

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Starting on an International Exercise

15:03 June 11, 2024

Soldiers of the Hungarian Defence Forces 4th Territorial Defence Regiment have been preparing for the Platinum Wolf international exercise for the past two weeks with academic and practical training.

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EUFOR: Coordinated Hungarian Rescue Team

14:50 June 11, 2024

Several work fields must be coordinated so that the MEDEVAC capabilities, provided by Hungarian soldiers, in EUFOR Operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina can work properly as a perfect machine. Besides the air crew members and the MEDEVAC team, air traffic controllers and members of the engineering support personnel also take the lion’s share in efficient rescue operations.

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“I Represent 23 Nations”

16:01 June 7, 2024

Major General László Sticz PhD has been the Commander of the EU’s peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, EUFOR Operation Althea for nearly six months. We asked him about the first half of his one-year assignment.


Hungarian senior officer receives NATO recognition

10:01 June 6, 2024

Transformation through training – this is the motto of the NATO Joint Force Training Centre (NATO JFTC), which is responsible, among others, for combined and national training in the defensive Alliance, for concept development and for the enhancement of interoperability. During a ceremony held to mark the 20th anniversary of the military organization, Lieutenant Colonel Gábor Endrődi, Staff Officer, HOST/Operations Section, JFTC received a certificate of commendation from the chief of staff of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) for his outstanding service from September 2022 to August 2023.