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Radu BURDUJA

General State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense

Date of birth:

November 6, 1979

EDUCATION:

1995-1998 — “Alexandru cel Bun” Military High School

1998-2003 — Air Force Academy, Athens, Greece, military engineer

2009-2011 — Master of Business Administration, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova

2013-2014 — Master of Military Art and Science in Strategic Studies, CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, USA

2014-2015 — Master of Military Art and Science in Theater Operations, Advanced Military Studies Program, SAMS, Fort Leavenworth, USA

Currently — PHD candidate at the State University of Moldova, Political Sciences and International Relations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

August, 2003 — November, 2003 — Air Force Engineer, Air Force Base, Marculesti

November, 2003 — March, 2004 — Physical Training Officer, Air Force Base, Marculesti

March, 2004 — September, 2005 — Special Forces Detachment Commander, Special Forces Battalion

September, 2005 — May, 2009 — Special Forces Company Commander, Special Forces Battalion

May, 2009 — December, 2009 — Deputy chief of staff—Chief S3 operations, Special Forces Battalion

December, 2009 — September, 2010 — Deputy Battalion Commander, Special Forces Battalion

September, 2010 — April, 2013 — National Army Special Forces Battalion Commander

June, 2015 — August, 2015 — Deputy Brigade Commander, 3rd Motorized Infantry Brigade, Cahul

August, 2015 — May, 2016 — Deputy Head of the Defense Policy and Planning Directorate, Ministry of Defense

June, 2016 — October, 2017 — Military Representative of the Republic of Moldova to NATO

October, 2017 — appointed General State Secretary of the Ministry of Defense

COURSES:

2004 — Airborne School, Fort Benning, USA

2004 — Armor Captain’s Career Course, Fort Knox, USA

2006 — Military Observer Course, Ankara, Turkey

2010 — Special Forces Detachment Officer Qualification Course, Fort Bragg, USA

2013-2014 — Command and General Staff Officer Course, USA

2015 — Management of Security Cooperation Course, Fort Leavenworth, USA

2016 — European Security Seminar, Garmish, Germany

2017 — Negotiations in International Organizations Course, Brussels, Belgium

International Missions

2008-2009 — United Nations Military Observer, UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

Foreign languages:

English, French, Greek, Russian

Marital Status:

Married, has two children

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