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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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Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces visits air force tactical exercise

09:17 June 3, 2022

On 1 June, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces paid a visit to Sweden, where he observed an ongoing simulated air force tactical exercise and the Hungarian airmen participating in it on the base of the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (FLSC) in Stockholm. During the visit, the commander of the Hungarian Defence Forces also met with Jan Olof-Lind, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence of Sweden.

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Chiefs of Defence of the EUMC and the NATO Military Committee meet in Brussels

15:42 May 20, 2022

Chiefs of defence of the European Union Military Committee and the NATO Military Committee met in Brussels on 18–19 May. Hungarian Military Representative Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi PhD attended the meeting of the EU Military Committee on Wednesday, while Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defence Session on Thursday.

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Deputy Commander JFC Brunssum, Lieutenant General Luis Lanchares, visits Hungary

15:25 May 20, 2022

From 16-17 May, the Deputy Commander (DCOM) of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum (JFCBS), Lieutenant General Luis Lanchares, paid a visit to Hungary.

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We are committed to strengthening defence cooperation

09:58 May 18, 2022

On 17 May, EU Defence Ministers met in Brussels to discuss the implementation of the Strategic Compass, the creation of a Hub for EU Defence Innovation (HEDI), as well as the “Scoping EU defence investment gaps” analysis. Hungary was represented at the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting by Defence State Secretary István Szabó.

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All Hungarian soldiers are important

11:09 May 12, 2022

Hungarian soldiers played the main role at two transfer of authority ceremonies in Bosnia-Herzegovina on the same day. On 11 May in Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, two Hungarians, a brigadier general and a colonel relinquished the chief of staff positions of both EUFOR and the local NATO Headquarters to another Hungarian brigadier general and colonel respectively. Also in attendance at the ceremonies were Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces and Dr. Gáspár Maróth, National Armament Director.

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Headquarters Multinational Division Centre activated

14:25 May 11, 2022

Based on its Activation Document issued on 3 May, the North Atlantic Council activated with immediate effect the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) located in Székesfehérvár. The activation ceremony was held on Tuesday, 10 May.

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Another step towards full operational capability

18:08 May 10, 2022

Based on its Activation Document issued on 3 May, the North Atlantic Council activated with immediate effect the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) located in Székesfehérvár. The activation ceremony was held on Tuesday, 10 May.

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Discussion on expanding Slovenian–Hungarian bilateral military cooperation

14:08 May 9, 2022

On 6 May, Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi PhD, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces held a discussion in Slovenia with Major General Robert Glavaš, Chief of the General Staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces on tightening Slovenian–Hungarian bilateral military cooperation. During the official visit, the two sides discussed the tasks related to the Russo-Ukrainian War that affects the two countries as well, and the possibilities for expanding the scope of bilateral military cooperation between Slovenia and Hungary.

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Concept of Operation – in NATO style

10:39 May 6, 2022

On 5 May, as a final moment, while using a plotting board, Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) completed the preparation of staff, participating in multinational Exercise Slovak Shield 22, by practicing the division's operation order.

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SECURITY OF THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN REGION FURTHER STRENGTHENED

21:55 May 4, 2022

The Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) in Székesfehérvár, Hungary has reached a new level of progress, gaining the status of International Military Headquarters and becoming part of NATO Force Structure on 03 May 2022, based on the Activation Document issued by the North Atlantic Council in Brussels.