Tamás Vargha21:15 May 24, 2022
Date of birth: 2 February 1959
Marital status: married, a father of four
1987 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, English language and literature, secondary school teacher
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
2010–2018 President, Fejér County Museum Association
1994 Founding member, Defence Forces and Society Friendship Circles
1991 Founding member, Hungarian War Grave Care Association
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
13:40 November 19, 2021
Defence Minister Tibor Benkő recently received General Richard D. Clarke, Commanding General, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on a courtesy call. The meeting took place in the framework of the conference “Resistance and Resilience Concept” in Stefánia Palace, Budapest on Thursday, 18 November.
13:22 November 19, 2021
On Thursday, 18 November Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze visited the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (NATO MILMED COE) to sign a Letter of Intent on cooperation which had previously been signed by NATO MILMED COE Director Brigadier General Dr. Dirk-Friedrich Klagges.
10:39 November 19, 2021
On 18 November, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő met with his counterpart, Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze in Budapest. At a press conference held after the plenary discussion, the Hungarian minister stated that Hungary supports Georgia’s intentions of integration in every respect.
10:13 November 19, 2021
“During the discussions, we are giving priority to Georgia’s intention to join the European Union and NATO”, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő said at a joint press conference held with his counterpart, Georgian Defence Minister Juansher Burchuladze in Budapest on 18 November.
08:06 November 19, 2021
Soldiers of the Headquarters Multinational Division – Centre (HQ MND-C) held a silent commemoration ceremony for the victims of the war and the events in Vukovar and Škabrnja at the Holy Spirit Military Cemetery in Székesfehérvár on Thursday, 18 November.
10:39 November 17, 2021
On 15–16 November the defence ministers of the European Union met in Brussels, where Hungary was represented by Defence Minister Tibor Benkő. Prior to the defence ministers’ plenary sessions, the defence ministers of the Visegrád Four countries met with their counterpart, French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly. The discussion was the first ministerial-level meeting of the Hungarian V4 presidency in V4+ format.
Deputy Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces receives Georgia’s defence attaché accredited to Budapest
10:10 November 16, 2021
On Monday, 15 November, Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces Major General Zsolt Sándor received in his office Colonel Vepkhvia Chalabashvili, the defence attaché of Georgia accredited to Budapest.
10:04 November 16, 2021
As part of the event series connected with the Hungarian V4 presidency, a programme entitled “Military Cyber Commanders’ Forum” was organized between 10–12 November.
09:41 November 12, 2021
On Thursday, 11 November, as a member of the delegation headed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő attended the 5th meeting of the Turkey-Hungary High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council. On the margins of the event, he held a bilateral discussion with his counterpart, Turkish Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar. Speaking in Ankara, Defence Minister Benkő stated that Turkey is an important strategic partner of Hungary in terms of military cooperation, therefore the two countries will conclude a framework agreement to further strengthen and expand this partnership.