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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


NATO delegation visits Hungary

11:55 October 3, 2023

In the last week of September, headed by National Military Representative of Hungary to NATO Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, a NATO delegation from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) was staying in Hungary.


Strengthening resilience is a collective task

11:40 October 3, 2023

The resilience of a nation requires the preparedness and support of civil citizens as well. Perhaps this is how one could sum up, in a single sentence, the most important theme of the inaugural Civil-Military Interaction Seminar (CMI Seminar) organized by the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) in Budapest between 26–28 September.


Weapons Intelligence Teams attack the network

11:31 October 2, 2023

The International Training Branch of the HDF NCO Academy is holding an International Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) Course for 19 soldiers from 14 NATO member states. On 27 September, in the organization of the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, the course participants were practicing Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) techniques at Csobánka.


We ensure peace for Hungarians with the best equipment

11:21 October 2, 2023

“We ensure peace for Hungarians with the best equipment”, emphasized Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a post that appeared on his Facebook page on Thursday, 28 September, on the occasion of visiting the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) factory, the manufacturer of the Leopard main battle tanks in Munich, Germany.

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Saying thanks for the helicopter assistance

15:36 September 28, 2023

Slovenian ambassador to Budapest Dr. Marjan Cencen recently paid a visit to the Hungarian Defence Forces 86th Helicopter Wing to personally say thanks for the Hungarian assistance to Slovenia during one of the major natural disasters that had hit his country.

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NATO delegation from SHAPE

15:29 September 28, 2023

The NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) National Military Representatives are staying in Hungary. The delegation was welcomed by Major General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of the HDF General Staff on 26 September.

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Belgian ambassador pays introductory call

15:26 September 28, 2023

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently received in Budapest Jeroen Vergeylen, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium accredited to Hungary.


Hungarian logistics officer receives a General’s recognition

14:04 September 26, 2023

In recognition of his outstanding performance in support of Exercise NOBLE JUMP 2023 live exercise, Major General John Mead, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans at NATO Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP), presents Hugarian soldier Major Viktor Bozsik with a Certificate of Appreciation.


Training evaluation visit to the Aviation Wing

13:53 September 26, 2023

Between 17–22 September, in support of the Croatia-based Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre (RACVIAC) – Centre for Security Cooperation, the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff Operations Directorate organized – on behalf of Hungary – the Confidence and Security Building Measures “Vienna Document 2011 Compliance and Verification Course”.

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Confidence and security – with intensifying cooperation

13:47 September 26, 2023

On Monday, September 18, General Dr. Gábor Böröndi, Chief of the HDF General Staff received, on a courtesy call, Rear Admiral Predrag Stipanović, Deputy Director of the Zagreb-based Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre (RACVIAC) – Centre for Security Cooperation.