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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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The development of the Hungarian armed forces is indispensable

12:12 February 19, 2024

“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.


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.


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.