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Romulusz RUSZIN-SZENDI

Lieutenant General Romulusz RUSZIN-SZENDI

Commander , Hungarian Defence Forces

CURRICULUM VITAE (professional)

Romulusz RUSZIN-SZENDI (PhD) Lieutenant General
05. 05. 1973
Two daughters: Romina (2002), Ronett (2007)

János LENKEY Cadet College (DOBÓ István High School), Eger

High School graduation

Lajos KOSSUTH Military College, Artillery – geodetic engineer department, Szentendre
Artillery officer and geodetic engineer, Diploma” tripos”
German language exam, basic level

Miklós ZRÍNYI National Defense University, the art of war faculty, Budapest Military Leader Department,
Diploma “tripos”
Special Forces Qualification Course, Hungary

Special Forces Staff Course, Hungary
Joint Special Operation University (USA), Combating Terrorism Course Special Forces Advance Urban Operation Course, Germany, 10th SF Group Miklós ZRÍNYI National Defense University, art of war, PhD degree
Joint Special Operation University (USA), Advance Combating Terrorism Course
US Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies

Assignments, appointments

  • 1995  Lieutenant
    5th “Csobánc” MLRS Artillery Regiment, Tapolca

    target acquisition sound battery, platoon commander

  • 1996  5th “Csobánc” MLRS Artillery Regiment, Tapolca

    staff battery, artillery observer training officer

  • 1997  101st „Szigetvári” Zrínyi Miklós Mixed Artillery Brigade, Pécs

    3rd MLRS battery, first platoon commander (deputy battery commander)

  • 1997  101st „Szigetvári” Zrínyi Miklós Mixed Artillery Brigade

    MLRS battalion, training officer

  • 1998  Captain

    101st „Szigetvári” Zrínyi Miklós Mixed Artillery Brigade

    MLRS battalion, chief of staff

  • 1999  101st „Szigetvári” Zrínyi Miklós Mixed Artillery Brigade

    MLRS battalion, deputy commander

  • 2003  Major

    Land Forces Component Command, G-3 operations, senior officer at the

    doctrinal section

  • 2004  HDF 25th Klapka György Light Infantry Brigade, chief of plans

  • 2005  HDF 25th Klapka György Light Infantry Brigade, acting head of G-3

  • 2006  HDF 34th Bercsényi László Special Forces Battalion, chief of staff

  • 2007  Lieutenant Colonel

  • 2008  HDF 34th Bercsényi László Special Forces Battalion, commander (acting)

  • 2008  HDF 34th Bercsényi László Special Forces Battalion, Deputy Commander

  • 2009  HDF 25/88th Light Infantry (Airmobile) Battalion Commander

  • 2010  Colonel

  • 2014  Hungarian Defense Forces, General Staff, J-3, Head of Land Forces

    Department

  • 2015  Hungarian Defense Forces, General Staff, Acting Chief of J-3

  • 2016  Brigadier General

2016 HDF 5th Bocskai István Infantry Brigade, Commander 2019 Hungarian Defense Forces, Reserve Command

  • 2019  Ministry of Defense, Head of Office MoD

  • 2020  Ministry of Defense, Undersecretary of the Department of Human Resources

    Management

  • 2021  Major General

2021 Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces 2021 Lieutenant General
2021 Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces

International missions

2007 - 2008 Military Advisor and Liaison Team (MALT) Commander, Iraq, Baghdad 2011 - 2012 Commander of HUN PRT, Afghanistan

Academic work

  • 2003  Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pro Scientia gold coin

  • 2004  Hungarian Association of Military Science, Janos Korponay Golden Ring

2010 PhD degree

Awards

  • 1999  Medal of Flood Prevention

  • 2000  Service Medal of Flood Prevention

  • 2001  Officer Service Medal III. Class

  • 2005  Service Medal Bronse Class

  • 2006  Service Medal of Flood Prevention

  • 2007  Peacekeeping Service Medal

  • 2007  NATO Medal for NTM-I

  • 2008  US Army Achievement Medal

  • 2009  Service Medal Silver Class

  • 2011  Officer Service Medal II. Class

  • 2012  Service Medal Gold Class

2012 Peacekeeping Service Medal
2012 NATO Medal for ISAF
2016 Military Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of Hungary 2016 Service Medal of Illegal Migration Crisis Prevention
2018 Medal of Disaster Management

Civil awards

2012 the Commander of the Year in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County title 2019 Honorary Citizen of the University of Miskolc
2019 Pro Urbe Award of the city of Debrecen

Other

2000 - Member of the Hungarian Association of Military Science 2010 - Chairman of the Szolnok Honvéd Parachutist Association

Languages

German intermediate level German STANAG 6001 2222 English advance level English TOEFL IBTTM English STANAG 6001 3332

Hobbies

Reading, Sport (soccer, running, parachute jumping) 

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