Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube, Chief of Defence of Latvia

Chief of Defence

  • Last updated: 09 Apr. 2013 10:44

Personal information

Date and birthplace: 28 February 1957, Riga, Latvia
Married, spouse Baiba Graube, 2 sons

Promotions

2012 Lieutenant General
2010 Major General
2002 Brigadier General
1999 Colonel
1998 Lieutenant Colonel
1993 Major

Education

2004-2005 National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, USA
1997-1998 Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK
2003 NATO Defense College, General and Flag officers course, Italy
2001 Royal College of Defence Studies, Foundation course, UK
1996 Netherlands Defence College, International staff officers orientation course, Netherland
1976 Riga Technical School, Latvia

Languages

  • Latvian – mother tongue
  • English – fluent
  • Russian – fluent

Military career

2010 Chief of Defence Republic of Latvia
2009 Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary for Defence Capability Development
2008 Military Representative to NATO/EU
2003 Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary in the Matters of NATO Integration
1999 Commander of the National Armed Forces
1998 Commander of the National Guard
1995 Chief of Staff of National Guard
1993 Commander of National Guard 1st Brigade
1992 Chief of Training Department of NG SOF
1992 Commander of Quick reaction Group of NG SOF
1991 Deputy Commander of 1st Guard Company of National Guard Staff

Awards

2009 “Medal for Merits” 1st Class
2007 Minister of Defence Commemorative Medal “NATO SUMMIT 2006”
2005 Commander of Viesturs’ Order
2004 Minister of Defence Commemorative Medal “ Promoting Latvia’s participation in NATO
2003 Minister’s of Defense Award “Medal of Honorary Recognition”
2002 Badge of Commemoration of Participant of Barricades 1991
1999 Minister’s of Defense Award “Medal of Honorary Merit”
1996 „Medal for Diligence in Military Service”

Foreign Awards

2012 The Royal Norwegian “Order of Merit”
2003 Award of the Republic of Estonia „Eagle Cross” 2nd Class
2003 Award of the Republic of Lithuania ”For Merits”
2001 Award of the Republic of France “L’Ordre National du Merite”
2001 Award of the Republic of Lithuania “For Merits”
2001 National Armed Forces of Estonia Commander’s Award
2000 Award of National Armed Forces of Estonia “Cross of Merit”