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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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Italian defence policy director visits Budapest

12:02 October 8, 2021

On Thursday, 7 October Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy Dr. Gergely Németh received Major General Giovanni Maria Iannucci, Policy Director, Italian Defence General Staff in Budapest. After the meeting, the major general received the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit from Defence State Secretary István Szabó.

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Minister of Defence receives US–Hungary Business Council delegation

09:05 October 8, 2021

The top leaders of leading American companies recently visited Budapest already for the sixth time, in the organization of the US–Hungary Business Council. On Thursday, 14 October, on behalf of the defence portfolio, Defence Minister Dr. Tibor Benkő received 14 representatives of eight companies who arrived, among others, from the fields of defence industry, cyber defence, pharmaceutical industry, medical technology industry, oil and gas industry as well as tobacco industry.

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Chief of JSES visits Táborfalva

14:12 October 7, 2021

On 6 October, Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief of the German Joint Support and Enabling Service paid a visit to the Táborfalva section of the HDF Military Movement Centre on account of the PESCO logistic project.

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DECI member countries’ Chiefs of Defence meet in Rome

14:05 October 7, 2021

The participants of a chiefs of staff level conference of the Defence Cooperation Initiative (DECI) have signed a document concerning the result of the Strategic Review in Rome. At the two-day discussion, Hungary was represented by Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces. The chiefs of staff of member countries reaffirmed that this form of cooperation has the primary objective of enhancing regional stability and security in Central and South-Eastern Europe through the military cooperation of member states.

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Regional cooperation is indispensable for preserving our security

09:38 October 7, 2021

Regional cooperation is indispensable for preserving our security – said Defence Minister Tibor Benkő, who participated in the 16th International Defence and Security Technologies Fair in Brno, the Czech Republic at the invitation of the Czech minister of defence on Wednesday, 6 October.

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Multinational exercise held in Bosnia–Herzegovina

10:21 October 5, 2021

Exercise EUFOR Quick Response 2021 started in mid-September to test the quick reaction forces (QRF) and capabilities of the peacekeeping mission as well as the subunits of countries providing the Intermediate Reserve Forces (IRF). The exercise also involved the armed forces of Bosnia-Herzegovina (AFBiH) and representatives of the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA).

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Learning to deploy tents constructed to 21st century requirements

10:15 October 5, 2021

Mobile Field Deployable Accommodation Set – this is the name of a tent whose deployability, setting up and dismantling were the topics of a trade training event co-organized by the Infrastructure Branch Directorate of the Logistic Directorate of the Hungarian Defence Forces Command and the Training Branch Directorate of the HDF 37th Ferenc Rákóczi II Engineer Regiment.

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Progressive Cooperation at the V4 Meeting

05:45 October 2, 2021

We work in a powerful Alliance, but the strength of this system must be provided by national capabilities, said Minister of Defence Tibor Benkő at the press conference held after the meeting of V4 defence ministers in Erdőbénye on 1st October.

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Development, expansion, joint work

12:19 October 1, 2021

Major General Denis Tretinjak, Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND–C) paid a visit to Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces in Budapest on Thursday, 30 September.

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Challenges from the south in focus

16:46 September 30, 2021

A delegation headed by MoD Deputy State Secretary for Defence Policy Dr. Gergely Németh paid a professional visit to Allied Joint Force Command Naples on 23–24 September.