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Tamás Vargha

21:15 May 24, 2022

Personal details:

Date of birth: 2 February 1959
Marital status: married, a father of four

Education:

1987 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, English language and literature, secondary school teacher

Professional experience:

2004–2009 János Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár
1993–1999 Attila József Secondary School, Székesfehérvár
1991–2008 Syntax Language School, Székesfehérvár
1987–1993 Pál Vasvári Secondary School, Székesfehérvár

Membership:

2010–2018 President, Fejér County Museum Association
1994 Founding member, Defence Forces and Society Friendship Circles
1991 Founding member, Hungarian War Grave Care Association

Political career:

2022– State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2022– Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2022 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2018–2020 Government commissioner for the House of Árpád Program
2018 Vice-Chairman, National Security Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2018–2022 State Secretary for Civil Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
2016–2018 Ministerial commissioner for the tasks related to the arrangements for the House of Árpád Program and its implementation
2014–2018 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Defence Minister
2014–2018 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 1 (Székesfehérvár)
2012–2014 Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Defence
2011–2012 Member of the Defence Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2012 Chairman of Fejér County Public Assembly
2010–2012 Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly
2010–2014 Member of Parliament, Fejér County Electorate No. 2
2008–2010 Counselor in cultural, public and international relations for Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights
2006–2010 Representative of “Upper Town Fecskepart” quarter in the Public Assembly of Székesfehérvár Town with County Rights

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State Secretary’s Visit to the Eurosatory Exhibition

12:24 June 21, 2024

An official Hungarian delegation headed by Dr. Zsolt Kutnyánszky, MoD State Secretary for Defence Policy, Force Development and Defence Industry, recently visited Eurosatory 2024: The Global Event for Defence and Security in Paris.

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Easily and Quickly

12:07 June 21, 2024

The soldiers of the KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion and Joint Logistic Support Group Transport Company conducted cross-training to load and secure armored personnel carriers (APCs) onto Goldhofer type trailers and to prepare them for transport. The aim of the training is to facilitate easier and faster transportation of APCs by road to designated areas in case of their deployment outside KFOR Area Of Operations (AOO).

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KC-135 Stratotanker on Emergency Training

14:21 June 19, 2024

Similarly to last year, an American KC-135 Stratotanker air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft recently landed at the HDF 47th Airbase to simulate a possible emergency with the participation of American and Hungarian military personnel.

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Hungary is Committed to Strengthening European Defence Capabilities

12:02 June 19, 2024

The European Union must become a credible defence actor and Hungary is committed to supporting the creation of these defence capabilities, declared Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky following his discussion with German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in Berlin.

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The Sahel is Especially Important to Hungary

13:51 June 18, 2024

MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy László Hajnik received the Mauritanian-born Hamadi Meimou, High Representative of the Coalition for the Sahel in the Balaton Street building of the Ministry of Defence on 11 June.

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“Kelly’s Heroes”

13:00 June 18, 2024

It is safe to say that the task system of the Hungarian KFOR Tactical Reserve Battalion (KTRBN) comprises the widest spectrum in KFOR’s area of operations. The troops of the battalion must be ready to tackle challenges posed by peacekeeping operations such as Crowd and Riot Control (CRC), as well as for the demonstration of “classical” military capabilities.

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Special Operations Forces in Africa

18:53 June 17, 2024

Special Operations Forces (SOF) soldiers and police forces from nearly thirty countries – including observers of the Hungarian special operations forces – recently gathered in Ghana and Ivory Coast at the Flintlock multinational exercise organized by the U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.

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Command post and tactical exercise in Türkiye

14:15 June 17, 2024

The EFES-24 is one of the major international military exercises conducted in Türkiye. This year, the exercise took place with the participation of 49 countries, involving some 11,000 military personnel. At the invitation of the Turkish side, the Hungarian special forces participated in the exercise for the first time.

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Hungary is a committed, loyal and esteemed ally

14:10 June 17, 2024

At the Meetings of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels, it was reasserted that Hungary will be left out of the role undertaken by the organization in Ukraine – announced Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video uploaded to his Facebook page. He emphasized that “Hungary continues to be a committed, loyal and esteemed ally of NATO”.

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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.