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Chief of Staff

Colonel Vilmos NOSZA

Colonel Vilmos Nosza most recently served in Budapest, at the University of Public Service, as a Senior Specialist at Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training, Department of Military Leadership. His favorite assignment was still being a Platoon Leader at the HDF 88th Rapid Reaction Battalion.

Colonel Nosza graduated from Bolyai Janos Military Academy as a CBRN officer in 1990. While his early carrier, he succeeded the NATO Junior Staff Officer Course. Furthermore he faced a Staff Officer Orientation Course and Multinational Crisis Management Course in NATO School Oberammergau, Germany. After Colonel Nosza became a Senior Officer, he proved his ability in further courses such as SWEDINT – NATO Lesson Learned Staff Officer course; National and International NATO Doctrine Development Course.

At the beginning of his carrier, he served as a Platoon Leader at HDF 93rd CBRN Battalion, HDF 88th Rapid Reaction Battalion. Colonel Nosza’s first mission took place in KFOR at the HQ as a Lesson Learned and Training Officer, but later he served as COS of the NATO HQ Sarajevo back in 2016. From 2001 till 2020 he fulfilled several noticeable position in the Joint Operational Centre of the Hungarian Defense Forces.

On his long military carrier, Colonel Nosza achieved several Academic and Professional awards, as Flood Protection Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal Silver Grade; Officer’s Long Service Medal 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class, NATO Non-Article 5 Medal for the Balkans, both Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Disaster Relief Service Medal and Peacekeeping Service Medal.

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