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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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Minister of Defence receives Spanish ambassador

13:18 December 1, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30 Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received in his office Spain’s ambassador to Budapest HE Ms. Anunciada Fernández de Córdova. Also present at the meeting was Colonel A. Escrigas Rodríguez, the new Spanish defence attaché accredited to Hungary.

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Sense of duty – reliability – commitment

15:25 November 30, 2021

Major General Ferenc Kajári and the Hungarian staff supporting his command group have started their work in the spirit of the 26th rotation of KFOR, NATO’s Kosovo Force. First, we introduce the daily activity of Chief Warrant Officer Ferenc Tamás Zsiros, KFOR Command Sergeant Major, including the areas of responsibility where he has to meet international expectations as command senior enlisted leader.

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Chief of Staff of Hungarian Defence Forces Command receives Israeli defence attaché

13:10 November 24, 2021

On Monday, 22 November Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, Chief of Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces Command (HDFC) received in his office Colonel Idan Katz, the new Israeli defence attaché taking office. During their discussion, the two sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation in the field of education and training, as well as the possibilities for the development of armed forces modernization.

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New Bulgarian defence attaché in Budapest

13:07 November 24, 2021

On Tuesday, 23 November Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, Chief of Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces Command received in his office Colonel Yoan Vaselinov Pavlov, Bulgaria’s defence attaché accredited to Budapest.

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Along common regional goals

09:12 November 24, 2021

The commander of the Headquarters Multinational Division - Centre (HQ MND-C) visited the HDF 2nd “vitéz Árpád Bertalan” Special Operations Brigade in the Szolnok garrison.

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Supervisor visit to Exercise Alligator Sword 2021

07:18 November 24, 2021

Exercise Alligator Sword 2021 is in full swing in Wildflecken, Germany, in which, in addition to several units and headquarters, the Székesfehérvár-based Multinational Division Headquarters - Centre (HQ MND-C) also participates. Major General Denis Tretinjak, commander of HQ MND-C was observed the professional execution of the exercise in person on 21 November.

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Conference on the gray zone

11:23 November 22, 2021

An international conference on hybrid warfare was organised by the HDF Transformation Command's Scientific Research Centre on 17 November in Budapest. The symposium analysed non-linear threats and the traditional and hybrid responses to them.

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Isolation tears us apart, joining forces makes us stronger

16:50 November 19, 2021

The professional conference of the Resistance Operating Concept is held in Budapest with the objective of introducing and debating the document published with this title by the US Special Operations Command Europe, which defines the possible role of resistance in the national resilience capability, and the related operational concepts.

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Soldier generations need to join forces

16:33 November 19, 2021

The National Defence and Armed Forces Development Program can only be really successful if the soldier generations join forces, working and serving together to attain their goal, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő pointed out in his lecture delivered at the 29th Meeting of Soldier Generations on Thursday, 18 November.

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Conference of Central European military leaders in Bulgaria

13:48 November 19, 2021

On 17-18 November the capital city of Bulgaria hosted the Central Europe Chiefs of Defence Conference. The conference of Central European command senior enlisted leaders also took place in Sofia, on 17 November. The participants of both conferences emphasized the need for close cooperation and the importance of continuous exchange of information.