Lieutenant General Valerii ZALUZHNYI

2021-09-23 18:43:00 | ID: 64414

Lieutenant General Valerii ZALUZHNYI

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Date of birth: July 8, 1973

Place of birth: Novohrad-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine

EDUCATION

1997 Odesa Land Forces Institute, graduated with honors;

2007 National Defense Academy of Ukraine, operational tactical level, graduated with a gold medal;

2014 Ivan Cherniakhovskyi National Defense University of Ukraine.

As the best graduate of operational strategic level training he was awarded the transition sword of the Queen of Great Britain.

MILITARY CAREER

1997 — 2005 platoon, company, and battalion commander;

2007 — 2009 Chief of Staff — First Deputy Commander of the 24th detached motor brigade of the 13th Army Corps of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2009 — 2012 Commander of 51st detached motor brigade of the 13th Army Corps of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2015 — 2016 Head of the Combat Training Department — Deputy Commander for Troops Combat Training of the Operational Command “East” of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2016 — 2017 Deputy Commander of the Operational Command “South” of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2017 — 2018 Chief of Staff — First Deputy Commander of the Operational Command “West” of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2018 — 2019 First Deputy Chief of the Joint Operational Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

2019 — 2021 Commander of the Operational Command “North” of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

since July 27, 2021 Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He is awarded state and service regals.

Lieutenant General Valerii ZALUZHNYI is married and father of two children.


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