Chief of Defence of Romania

Admiral Ph.D. Gheorghe Marin

2006 -

Admiral Ph.D. Gheorghe MARIN was born in Negru Vodă, Constanta County, Romania, on January 1st, 1952. He graduated „Mircea cel Bătrân” Romanian Naval Academy from Constanta, in August 1974.

He served as Commanding Officer of Combat, Navigation and Signal Service onboard of 196th Fast Patrol Boat (Missile) Squadron between 1974 and 1978.

After having graduated the Military Academy, Inter-Arms Faculty in 1980, he acted as ship commander of 196th Fast Patrol Boat (Missile) Squadron until 1981.

Between 1981 and 1985, he was assigned staff C.O., Operations Section of the Naval Forces Headquarters.

Then, from 1985 to 1989, he acted as Commanding Officer within the Programming – Software Section of the Naval Forces IT Center.

He graduated the Economic Studies Academy, Economic Planning and Cybernetics Faculty, in Bucharest, in 1987.

Between 1989 and 1995, he was assigned Commanding Officer of the Naval Forces IT Center.

He graduated Marshal College, Strategy and Defense Economy Course in Germany, in 1999.

Between 1995 and 1999, he was appointed Commanding Officer, Electronic Warfare Brigade within the Romanian Naval Forces.

He was the Superintendent of "Mircea cel Bătrân" Naval Academy between 1999 and 2003.

He graduated the National Defense College from Bucharest, in 2000.

He got his Master Degree in Shipping, Free Zone and Stock Market Management and Marketing, in 2002, at Constanţa.

In 2003, he was appointed Director of the General Staff; he served in this position until 2004 when he was appointed chief of Naval Forces Headquarters.

He attended the Flag Officer Course at NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, in 2003.

He has been the Chief of General Staff from September 13th, 2006. He was promoted to admiral on November 3rd, 2006.

In 1993, he got his Ph.D. in Military Science.

He is married. Has one daughter.

He speaks fluent English.

Admiral Gheorghe Marin was awarded Medalia Meritul Militar, clasa III, II, I (Military Merit Medal, IIIrd, IInd, Ist class), Ordinul Meritul Militar, clasa III, II, I (Military Merit Order IIIrd, IInd, Ist class), Ordinul Naţional Steaua României în grad de cavaler (Star of Romania National Order, Knight’s Rank) for his successful accomplishments throughout his professional activity.