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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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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Meeting of Finnish and Hungarian Defence Policy Directors

09:56 June 6, 2024

László Hajnik, MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy, was on an official visit to Helsinki between 16 and 17 May. The goal of the meeting was to continue the defence policy consultation begun last year.