Commander of the Latvian National Armed Forces

Brigadier General Juris Maklakovs

2006 -

Date, year of birth October 27, 1964
Place of birth Ņukšu rural area in Ludzas region
Nationality Latvian
Marital status Married; one son
Education
2004 US Army War College;
2002 The Course in the Framework of Democratic Civilian and Military Relations;
1992 Air Force Academy of Military Engineers named after Žukovskis; radio engineer;
1985 Military Aviation Engineering School; radio technician;
Military Career    
From 2006 The Commander of National Armed Forces;
2004 – 2006 Air Force Commander;
2001 – 2004 The Commandant of National Defense Academy;
1997 – 2001 The deputy Commandant in Academics at National Defense Academy ;
1995 – 1997 The head of Engineering Department at National Defense Academy;
1994 – 1995 The lecturer in Engineering Department at National Defense Academy
1993 – 1994 The lecturer in the Department of Military Weapons and their Usage at National Defense Academy
1993 – 1993 The head engineer/programmer in the Computer Centre of  National Defense Academy
1987 – 1988 The head of Radio Technical Equipment Service Group;
1985 – 1987 The technician of Radio Technical Equipment
Awards
  The Gratitude from the President (1998), Award „Honor Sign of Recognition” by the Minister of Defense (2001), The Honor Sign „For the Contribution to the Development of the Latvian National Armed Forces” by the Minister of Defense (2000), The Award “Button” by the Minister of Defense (1997), The Memorial Medal “For Fostering Latvia’s accession to the NATO” by the Minister of Defense (2004), 1st class Sign of Honor “For the Contribution” by NAF Commander (2006), The Award by NAF Commander  (2002) and more others.