Chief of Defence, Hungarian Armed Forces

General László Tömböl

2009 -

Date of Birth:
18 October 1957

Education:
1977-81 Military Academy Budapest
1985-88 Air Defence War College, Kalinin (former Soviet Union)
1995-96 Air War College (Montgomery, AL, USA)

Experience:
1981-82 SO 11th Air Defence Brigade, Budapest
1982-84 Battery Cdr, 11/2nd Air Defence Battalion (SA-2)
1988-91 Cdr, 11/2nd Air Defence Battalion (SA-2)
1991-92 Chief Operations, 11th Air Defence Brigade
1992-95 SO OPS, Air Defence Command
1995-97 SO OPS, 2nd Aviation and Air Defence Command
1997-98 Cdr, 11th Duna Mixed Air Defence Brigade
1998-99 Hungarian Liaison Team Chief, NATO AFSOUTH
1999-2001 Chief, Military Cooperation Branch, JCS Verona
2001 - Deputy Chief of Staff, HuAF Air Force Command
2001-2003 Chief of Staff, HuAF Air Force Command
2003 - 2005 Chief for Integration DS MOD
2005 - Director of Defence Staff
2006 - Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, MoD, Budapest
2007 - Commander of the Joint Force Command, Székesfehérvár
2009 - Chief of Defence Staff, MoD, Budapest

Languages:
Advanced level of English
Advanced level of Russian

Marital status:
Married to Loretta
Two children: Balázs (20)
Klára (18)