Romanian Military Representative to NATO and EU

Lieutenant General Sorin IOAN, PhD

2006 -

Date and place of birth

June, 22nd, 1954, Bucharest, Romania

Education

2004 Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors Course, NATO Defense College, Roma
2002 NATO Joint Senior Psychological Operations Course, Florida, USA
2000 PhD in Military Science
1998 Royal College of Defense Studies, United Kingdom
1995 “George C.Marshall” College of Strategic Studies and Defense Economics, Germany
1990 Strategy and Operational Arts Course
1987 Regiment Commander Course
1985 High Military Studies Academy, Bucharest
1976 Artillery Military School of Active Officers, Sibiu
   
Positions  
16.12.2007 - Military Representative of Romania to NATO and EU
2006 - 2007 Deputy Chief of the General Staff
2004 - 2006 Chief of Land Forces Staff
2001 - 2004 Chief of Operations Directorate (J.3) of Romanian General Staff
2000 - 2001 Deputy Commander of the 2nd Joint Operational Command
1999 - 2000 Army Corps Commander
1998 - 1999 Deputy Chief of Strategic Planning and Arms Control Directorate (J5) of Romanian General Staff
1997 - 1998 “Saint George” Tactical Detachment Commander, deployed in Albania as part of “ALBA” Multinational Force
1996 - 1997 Chief of Artillery Directorate of Romanian Army Staff
1994 - 1996 Army Corps Deputy Commander
1993 - 1994 Division Deputy Commander
1988 - 1993 Artillery Regiment Commander
1986 - 1988 Artillery Regiment Chief of Staff
1985 - 1986 Artillery Chief in a Mechanized Regiment
1976 - 1983 Platoon Leader, Battery Commander and Artillery Battalion Chief of Staff
He carried out many missions and visited Afganistan, Iraq and Western Balkans, since 2003.


Scientific activity

  • Professor, University of National Defense;
  • Author of many military and military history articles published in the Romanian Military Magazines & Reviews;

Medals and awards

  • “Military Merit” Medals ( 1st, 2nd and 3rd class);
  • “Military Merit” Orders ( 1st , 2nd and 3rd class);
  • United States “Santa Barbara” Order (1994);
  • Honorary Knight of Italy Order (1997);
  • Honorary Citizen of U.S. Oklahoma City (1998);
  • United States of America “The Legion of Merit” (2006).

Foreign languages: English, French

Marital status: He is married with Gabriela and they have two daughters: Laura and Sorana

Hobbies: Field sports, music and arts.