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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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“Be Sentinels of Peace!”

16:29 May 29, 2024

On the second day of the 64th International Military Pilgrimage on 25 May, Hungarian and foreign pilgrims participated in a Marian candlelight procession, including Zsolt Barthel-Rúzsa, MoD State Secretary for the Control of Military National Security, and General Dr Gábor Böröndi, Chief of HDF General Staff.

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At home again

12:51 May 29, 2024

Exercising in large formations integrated into NATO’s air power is of outstanding significance to the Hungarian air force in the interest of maintaining and further developing its operational capabilities. These international training opportunities provide occasions to retain high professional standards and to continuously develop our pilots’ skills.

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Hungarian soldiers, German decoration

15:53 May 27, 2024

Staff Sergeant Zsolt Roland Sándor and Colonel (Ret.) János Csombók received German state decorations at Germany’s embassy in Budapest for the service they provided during the 2021 flooding. According to Germany’s ambassador to Budapest Julia Gross, who presented them with the recognitions, the Hungarian–German military cooperation shows the way forward.

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The miracle goes on

15:44 May 27, 2024

The 64th International Military Pilgrimage officially began in the underground Basilica of St. Pius X, Lourdes, in the evening of Friday, 24 May. Since the opening ceremony, the members of the Hungarian delegation – among them, MoD State Secretary for the Control of Military National Security Zsolt Barthel-Rúzsa and General Gábor Böröndi PhD, Chief of the HDF General Staff – have walked down the Way of the Cross in Lourdes and attended a Hungarian-language Holy Mass and the concert of a military band.

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From Ohio to Újdörögd

13:19 May 27, 2024

“We’re planning a long-term cooperation program with the Ohio National Guard. Our reservists are highly motivated by the prospect of Hungarian soldiers participating in an exercise to be organized in the USA in 2026” – said Captain István Németh in emphasizing the significance of Exercise Valiant Panther 2024. The commander of the training company of the 83rd Territorial Defence Battalion of the HDF Klempa Kálmán 7th Territorial Defence Regiment was talking about the 10-day maneuvers being conducted on the Újdörögd shooting range.

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Next Hungarian astronaut has been selected!

13:14 May 27, 2024

The next Hungarian astronaut has been selected. Tibor Kapu may become the Hungarian to go to space –Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently announced on his social media page. The Hungarian Defence Forces have played a major role in preparing the astronauts.

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Day of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Kosovo

12:37 May 27, 2024

The KFOR-30 HUNCON celebrated the Day of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Camp Novo Selo, Kosovo on Friday, 24 May.

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We Think Alike with Austria in Important Matters

11:47 May 24, 2024

Not only are our borders common with Austria but we also think alike in important matters – said Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky in a video posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, 23 May on the occasion of recently meeting Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner in the town of Grafenegg in Lower Austria.

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Joint challenges, joint responses

11:08 May 24, 2024

Effective and friendly cooperation is vital, due to the similar challenges and the common geopolitical situation – especially in the event of danger. In this spirit, among others, a Slovenian-Hungarian border meeting of chiefs of defence was held at the Rheinmetall factory in Zalaegerszeg on 23 May.

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Guns in action

16:58 May 23, 2024

Within the framework of the multinational Exercise Brave Warrior 2024, soldiers conducted live firing training in the Bakony Hills with Carl Gustaf recoilless rifles and PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.