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Victor Gaiciuc

Minister of Defense

Date of birth:

March 12, 1957

Military Rank:

Divisional General (r)

Scientific Title:

Doctor of Historical Sciences


1997 — NATO Defence College, Rome, Italy

1986-1989 — Military-Political Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation

1974-1978 — Kharkiv National Air Force University, Ukraine


November 14, 2019 — appointed as Minister of Defense

August 12-November 14, 2019 — Adviser to the President of the Republic of Moldova on National Defense and Security. Secretary of the Supreme Security Council. Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Moldova

March 9-August 12, 2019 — Member of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

July 28, 2017-September 28, 2019 — Chairman of the Committee on Armed Forces Veterans’ Affairs, law enforcement bodies and participants in the military conflicts, Civil Society Council under President of the Republic of Moldova

2012 — March 9, 2019 — President of “Acord Grup” SHC Insurance Company

2010 — March 9, 2012 — President of the Board of Directors of “Acord Grup” SHC Insurance Company

January 12, 2005 — December 2009 — Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Kingdom of Belgium, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and NATO

April 19, 2001-October 15, 2004 — Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova

April 14, 2000-April 19, 2001 — Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova

May 4, 1999-April 14, 2000 — Head of Military-Administrative Department, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova

June 3, 1997-April 7, 1999 — Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Moldova

August 31, 1993-June 3, 1997 — Department of Education, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova

June 24, 1989-August 31, 1993 — Head of Training Directorate, deputy commander of Aviation Regiment, Soviet Air Forces

August 1978-June 1986 — pilot, group commander, squadron leader, Soviet Air Forces

Foreign Languages:

French, Russian

Marital Status:

married, two children

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