Major General  Vitalijus Vaikšnoras

Military Representative – Lithuania

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Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras, Military Representative of Lithuania

Date of birth   23 April 1961

1978 – 1982 Vilnius Military Academy
1994 – 1995 English courses in the USA
1995 – 1996 the US Army Command and General Staff College
2004 – 2005 NATO Defence College
Professional experience  1982 Platoon leader
1984 Company commander
1987 – 1991 Deputy of S3 of Air Defence Brigade After restoration of Independence of Lithuania 1991
1992 – 2000 Service at Joint, Armed Forces and Defence Staffs (Consequently as a staff officer, Division Chief and Chief of J3)
2000 Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf”
2001 Commander of the Motorized Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf”
2003 Chief of Defence Staff of the Ministry of National Defence
Since 2008-08-01 Lithuanian Military Representative to NATO and EU

Military ranks  

1982 Lieutenant
1984 First Lieutenant
1987 Captain
1990 Major
1992 Major of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
1995 Lieutenant Colonel
2001 Colonel
2005 Brigadier General
2007 Major General


Officer Cross of the Order for Merits of Lithuania
Commemorative Badge to mark Russian Troops Withdrawal from Lithuania
Medal “For Merits” (armed forces level)
Medal “For Distinction” (armed forces level)
Medal “For Distinction” (service level)
Awarded with a Denominative weapon
Honour Award “Iron Wolf”
Commemorative Medal marking Lithuania's accession to NATO
Badge of the Riflemen’s Organization
Medal “For Merits” of 2nd degree of the Commander of Latvian Armed Forces
Honour award from Chief of Defence – denominative sward

Foreign languages  
English, Russian

Marital status  Married and has a daughter