Chief of Defence Staff Hungarian Army

General András Havril

2005 - 2009

Date of birth:

15th June 1951.

Career highlights:

1973-1977 Infantry platoon leader, infantry company commander, chief of battalion staff
1980-1984 Operations officer of mechanised division staff
1984-1987 Deputy commander of mechanised regiment
1987-1991 Mechanised brigade commander
1991-1993 Deputy commander of the 1st Military District
1993-1994 Chief of staff of the 3rd Military District
1995-1996 Deputy commander of 3rd Military District
1996-2000 Commander of the Land Forces
2001- 2005 Deputy-chief, MoD Defence Staff
2005 - Chief of Defence Staff


1970-1973 Lajos Kossuth Military Academy (Szentendre - HU)
1977-1980 Miklós Zrínyi Staff College (Budapest - HU)
1993-1994 HUN Army Leadership CRS (Budapest - HU)
1997-1998 English Language Course (Zrínyi Miklós NDU and York -England)


Service signal of merit: Bronze, Gold medals,
Awards for service after 10., 15., 25., years,
Commander’s Cross, Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
Commander’s Cross with Star, Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic


1973 2nd Lieutenant
1976 Lieutenant
1980 Captain
1984 Major
1987 Lieutenant Colonel
1990 Colonel
1994 Brigadier
1997 Major general
2001 Lieutenant General
2005 General

The general is married to Mária (Mariann) and has one child, Eszter (1976)