Leadership

Chief of General Staff
General Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă

 

 

 


Personal data:

 


Date of birth: February 07, 1967;
Place of birth: Pleniţa, Dolj County;
Nationality: Romanian;
Civilian status: Married, a child. 

 


Education and further development:

 


2012 – Post–academic course in security and national defence “Security and efficient governing“ – National Defence College;
2006 – War College, Ground Troops, MD in Strategic Studies, USA;
2005 – English Language Course – NATO, York Sr. John University terminology;
2004 – CIMIC Course in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Hulburt, Florida, USA;
2003 – PhD in Military Science with the paper entitled “The engagement scope of the Romanian Armed Forces in Joint Multinational Operations“, National Defence University, Bucharest;
2001 – Joint and Multinational Operations Course, PfP Centre, Bucharest;
2000 – English Language Course, Land Forces Academy, Sibiu;
2000 – PSO Course PfP Centre, Bucharest;
1997 – Peace–keeping instructor Course, PfP Centre, Ankara, Turkey;
1997 – Brigade–type Staff Course, PfP Centre, Bucharest;
1993 – 1995 – Academy for Advanced Military Studies, Interbranch Faculty, Combined Arms Section, Bucharest;
1990 – Reconnaissance Company Commander Further–development Course, Făgăraş;
1988 – Active–duty Commissioned Officer School “Nicolae Bălcescu“, Sibiu;
1985 – “Tudor Vladimirescu“ Military High–school, Craiova.

 

 

Professional experience: 

 

– January 15, 2015– Chief of General Staff
– October 15, 2014 – January , 2015– Deputy Chief of General Staff;
– January, 2014 – October, 2014 –Chief of Land Forces Staff;
– January, 2011 – January, 2014 – Commander of 2 Infantry Division, Buzău;
– February, 2009 – January, 2011 – Commander of 282 Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Focşani;
– March, 2007 – February, 2009 – Deputy Commander of 282 Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Focşani;
– October, 2006 – March, 2007– Staff Commander, 2 Infantry Brigade, Craiova;
– October, 2004 – October, 2006 – Chief of Operations, 2 Infantry Brigade, Craiova;
– January, 2004 – July, 2004 – Commander of the ROU Infantry Battalion, Iraq;
– June, 2002 – January, 2003 – Commander of the ROU Battalion participating in “Enduring Freedom” Mission, Afghanistan;
– February, 2001 – October, 2004 – Commander of 26 Infantry Battalion, Craiova;
– 2000 – Chief of Staff of 26 Infantry Battalion –SACEUR Strategic Reserve;
– November,1998 – February, 2001 – Chief of Staff of 26 Infantry Battalion, Craiova;
– May, 1997 – November, 1998 – Staff Officer, Operations and Combat Training Office, 2 Mechanized Brigade, Craiova;
– May, 1996 – May, 1997 – Staff Officer, UNAVEM III Mission, Angola;
– July, 1995 – May, 1996 – Staff Officer, Operations and Combat Training Office, 2 Mechanized Brigade, Craiova;
– September, 1992 – October, 1993 – Staff Officer, Operations Office, 121 Reconnaissance Battalion, Craiova;
– March, 1989 – September, 1992 – Reconnaissance and Training Platoon leader, 121 Reconnaissance Battalion, Craiova;
– August, 1988 – March, 1989 – Platoon Leader, 26 Mechanized Regiment, Craiova.

Exercises:
– 2010 – Brigade Commander of “Eurasian Star“ Exercise (NRDC – Turkey);
– 2003 – OCE/EXDIR Exercise, as part of ISAF;
– 2001 – Commander of 26 Infantry Battalion –SACEUR, in “Dynamic Response“ Multinational Exercise, Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– 2000 – Commander of Ground Component in the “Blue Danube 2000“ Multinational Exercise.

 

 

Distinctions and Awards: 

 

– The Emblem of Honor of the Military Intelligence;
– Logistics’ Emblem of Honor;
– Air Force’ Emblem of Honor;
–"În Serviciul Patriei" Honorary Sign for 25 years of military service;
– Military Medicine Emblem of Honor;
– Naval Forces’ Emblem of Honor;
– Communications and Information Technology Emblem of Honor;
–"Virtutea Militară" Order in the Rank of Knight;
–"În Serviciul Armatei României",  Emblem of Merit, IIIrd Class;
–"În Slujba Păcii" Emblem of Merit, IIIrd Class;
–The General Staff’s Emblem of Honor;
–"Pentru Merit" National Order, in the rank of Officer;
–The Romanian Armed Forces Emblem of Honor;
–"În Serviciul Patriei" Honorary Sign 20 years of military service;
–Land Forces’ Emblem of Honor;
–The Romanian Armed Forces’ Emblem of Honor;
–"Militar Veteran" Honorary Title for Soldiers;
–"Ştiinţa Militară" Ist class Emblem of Merit;
–"În Serviciul Patriei" Honorary Sign for 15 years of military service;
–"Pentru Merit" National Order in the rank of Knight;
– United Nations Medal.

 

 

Foreign Languages:


– English.


 

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