Serhii Naiev

2020-07-01 09:00:00 | ID: 58502

Lieutenant-General Serhii Naiev

Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Serhii Naiev was born on April 30, 1970 in the city of Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Vinnytsia region, Ukraine.

He is a 1991 graduate of the Moscow Higher All-Military Command School. Lieutenant Naiev started his commissioned military career as a Commander of a Motorized Infantry Platoon in one of the units of the Western Group of Forces (Germany), after which he arrived in Ukraine and became a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He further served in positions of Commander of a Mechanized Platoon, Reconnaissance Company, Chief of Staff and Commander of a Mechanized Battalion, Chief of Staff of the Motorized Rifle (Mechanized) Regiment of the Subcarpathian Military District (later transformed into the Western Operational Command).

In 2001, he graduated with honours from the National Defence Academy of Ukraine, after which he served as a Commander of the Mechanized Regiment of the Western Operational Command and Commander of a Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Southern Operational Command.

In 2007, Mr. Naiev graduated from the National Defence Academy of Ukraine. As the best graduate, he was awarded the second gold medal and a special transitional award — the Sword of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain. After that, he held the positions of Deputy Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander and First Deputy Commander of the 13th Army Corps of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In 2013, he served as Chief of the Personnel Department — Deputy Chief of Staff of the Land Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Chief of Staff — First Deputy Commander of the Southern Operational Command, Commander of the Eastern Operational Command of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Since 2017, Mr. Naiev held the positions of Chief of Staff — First Deputy Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

He holds numerous state honours and awards.

Mr. Naiev is married and has three children.


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