General  Tibor Benkő

Chief of Defence – Hungary
2010

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Tibor Benkő, Chief of Defence – Hungary

Personal Information:

  • Date of Birth: 16 October 1955
  • Place of Birth: Nyíregyháza
  • Married with Julianna and they have two daughters.

Studies:

  • 1975-1979 Kossuth Lajos Military College, Artillery branch
  • 1985-1988 KALINYIN Artillery Academy, St. Petersburg,
  • 2000-2001 Army War College, USA
  • 2004-2006 Szent István University, Human Resource Management
  • 2007-2010 Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University, Doctoral School of Military Sciences, PhD Degree

Military career:

  • 2010 June Chief of Defense
  • 2009- 2010 Commander of Joint Force Command, Székesfehérvár
  • 2009 Lieutenant General
  • 2007- 2009 Deputy Commander (Land Forces) of Joint Force Command, Székesfehérvár
  • 2007 Major General
  • 2006-2007 Acting Commander of Hungarian Land Forces Command, Székesfehérvár
  • 2005-2006 Deputy Commander of the Hungarian Land Forces Command, Székesfehérvár
  • 2001-2005 5th Bocskai István Light Infantry Brigade, Commander, Debrecen
  • 2001 Brigadier General
  • 1995-2000 36th Artillery Regiment, Commander, Kiskunhalas
  • 1995 Colonel
  • 1993-1995 36th Artillery Brigade, Commander, Kiskunhalas
  • 1990-1993 36th Artillery Brigade, Deputy Commander, Kiskunhalas
  • 1988-1990 5th Army Artillery Branch, staff officer, Székesfehérvár
  • 1979-1985 36th Artillery Regiment, platoon leader, deputy battery commander, regiment operation officer, Kiskunhalas

Foreign languages:

  • English STANAG 6001 3.3.3.3
  • Russian advanced level

Medals and Decorations:

  • Service Medal for Flood Control
  • Service Award for Flood Control
  • Service Medal for Homeland Defence Bronze, Silver degree
  • Service Medal
  • Service Award First Class
  • Officer’s Service Award I. II. Class
  • Cross of Merit of 56 Patriotism
  • Hunyadi János Award
  • Service Award Decorated with Laurel Wreath
  • Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer’s Cross
  • Legion of Merit of the US Army, Degree of Commander

(as of Sept 2012)