Major General Valeri Saar

Military Representative – Estonia
2012

  • Last updated: 20 Jun. 2016 12:30
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Was born in Valga (Estonia) on June 28, 1955

Education:

1972 Graduated from Kohtla-Järve Secondary School


Military education:

1972-1976

Higher Air Defense Radio Electronic Military College in Zhitomir, Ukraine

1983

Academic course in Air Defense Academy in Harkiv, Ukraine

1994-1996

Bundeswehr Academy in Hamburg, Germany

2000

General and Flag officers course in the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy

2001

Military Terminology course for Flag officers, Netherlands

2002

International Joint Staff course, Romania

2004

Baltic Defense College, Higher Command Studies Course in Tartu


Military Career:

1976-1981

Engineer, Chief of Radar Station in the Air Defense unit

1981-1991

Engineer, Senior engineer, Chief of maintenance section, Deputy Chief of department in the Moscow Ballistic Missile Defence system

1992

Air Defense specialist in the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces

1992-1996

Commander of Single Radio Technical Air Defense Battalion

1996-2003

Chief of Staff of the Estonian Air Force

2003-2005

Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces

2005-2006

Chief of Staff of the Estonian Air Force

2006-2007

Deputy Chief of Staff, NATO Training Mission-Iraq

2007-2012

Commander of the Estonian Air Force

2012-

Estonian Military Representative to NATO and EU Military Committees


Ranks:

1992 Major
1994 Lieutenant Colonel
1998 Colonel
2008 Brigadier General
2016 Major General

Decorations:

Order of the Cross of Eagle, 3 th class
The Order of Merit of the Ministry of Defence of Estonia, 2 nd class
Estonian Defence Forces Distinguished Service Decoration
Estonian Defence Forces General Staff Cross of Merit
Estonian Air Force Cross
Memorial Medal “10 Years of the Re-Established Defence Forces”


Languages:

Estonian, English, Russian, German


Marital status:

Married, two daughters