Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.298 - 12 November 2014
12 November – the Day of the General Staff
The Minister of National Defence, Mircea Dușa, participated in the military ceremony marking 155 years since the establishment of the General Staff, organized at the defence ministry HQ. On this occasion, the Combat Colors of the General Staff were decorated with the National Order "Steaua României" [Star of Romania] - rank of Commodore, for military men, in times of war.
On this occasion, minister Dușa gave orders and medals to members of the General Staff, also to the soldiers involved in the recent rescue mission at Sulina. The chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Ștefan Dănilă, gave the Emblem of Honor of the General Staff to several personalities, former military leaders as well as officials of the national defence, public order and national security system.
The 155 years anniversary of the General Staff, of November 12, was marked by the organization of a symposium, "General Staff - 155 years as the higher body of conception and command of the Romanian Armed Forces" and a book exhibition.