Updated: 27 May 1999 Who is who at NATO?

Military Representative of Hungary

Major General Dr. János Czékus

1999 -

Date and place of birth:
04.08.1944., Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary
Marital Status:
married, with two grown-up children


1962 High school graduation: Budapes, Fáy András High School
1966 Military Academy, Radio Engineering Faculty
1976 War College: Certificate of Merit of the Zrínyi Miklós War College, Air Defense and Aviation Faculty

Vocational and post gradual training:

1978 Air Defense Commanding and Staff Officer Course, Vlagyimir, SU,
5 months
1985 Commanding and Staff Officer Course, Kalinyin, SU, 5 months
1987 Higher Commanding Course, Kalinyin, SU, 4 months
1986-1989 Hungarina Academy Of Sciences: Candidature, Correspondence Course
1993 NATO Defense College, CSCE Integrated Course 93/2, Rome, Italy
1994 International Staff Officer Orientation Course, Hague, Holland, 3 months
1997 NATO Higher Commanding Course, NATO Defense College, /Senior Course -90/ Rome, Italy, 6 months

Knowledge of foreign languages:

  • English, Type "C", advanced level
  • Russian, Type "C", advanced level


1966-1976 Commander assignments at different air defense and radar units, up to battalion level.
1976-1983 Deputy Commander and Commander of radar unit, Commander of Land Forces Division of the Army Radioelectronic Reconnaissance Centre.
1983-1990 Deputy Head and Head of Chair, Zrínyi Miklós War College.
1990-1997 Deputy Commander of the Zrínyi Miklós War College for Sciences,
Acting Vice-rector of National Defense University for Education and Sciences
1997-1999 Deputy Chief, Defense Planning Directorate, Defense Staff.
March 1999- Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee of the Republic of Hungary

University and scientific degrees:

1989 Ph.D. Degree
1990 Candidate of Military Science
1991 Assistant Professor
1995 Qualified Doctor
1996 University Professor
1997 University Private Professor

Activities in domestic and international scientific organisations:

  1. Member, National Doctoral and Qualifying Committee, 1993-1996.
  2. Member, Hungarian Accreditation Committee, Expert Committee in Military Sciences, 1994-1997
  3. Member, Scientific Committee of the Strategy and Defense Research Institute, Ministry of Defense, 1991-1996
  4. Vice-President, Association of Hungarian Military Science, 1995-1998
  5. Member, Presidency of the Association of Hungarian Military Science, 1997
  6. Member Advisory Board of the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, 1992-1994
  7. President, Doctoral Senate of Zrínyi Miklós War College, 1991-1997
  8. President, Editorial Board of Gazette of Zrínyi Miklós War College, 1991-1996
  9. President, Editorial Board of "Military Science Newsletter" of the Zrínyi Miklós War College, 1994-1996
  10. General editor, "Military Science", the scientific journal of the Association of the Hungarian Military Science, 1995-1998
  11. Member, Higher Educational and Scientific Council, Committee for Scientific Research, 1995-1998

Badges of honour:

  • Different Badges of honour of the Ministry of Defense
  • Officer's Cross of the Order of the Hungarian Republic
  • For his scientific and university educational and professional activities he was honoured with Szent-Györgyi Albert Award, in 1993

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