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Chief of Staff

Colonel József Csuka

He was born in Hungary in 1974. He is married and has two sons.

He completed the basic officer’s training at the Military Technical College in Budapest. He graduated from the college with a degree in locator engineering and was inaugurated as a Lieutenant in 1996.

He received his first officer position at the 1st Maintenance Battalion of the Hungarian Armed Forces in Dunakeszi as an operating engineer.

Following the organizational changes of the Hungarian Armed Forces, he continued his military career at the CBRN defence troops. Between 1997 and 2010, he served subordinate officer and leader positions in several organizational elements of the Hungarian Defence Forces CBRN Area Control Centre (HDF CBRN ACC) in Budapest.

From 1999 to 2002, he attended correspondence study of the National Defence University, Faculty of Management and Organizational Sciences, where his study field was CBRN defence and environmental protection.

Since 2002, he has completed several professional courses at the NATO School (Germany) and the NATO Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence (Czech Republic).

He was promoted to Major in 2002 and to Lieutenant Colonel in 2007.
Between 2005 and 2011, he was assigned four times to the NATO Response Forces, as a subject matter expert of the CBRN Joint Assessment Team (CBRN-JAT).

For the first time, in December 2011, he was taken Acting Commander position of the HDF CBRN ACC for a period of seven months (followed by two more occasions for 10 months and 18 months).

In March 2014, he was appointed Deputy Commander of HDF CBRN ACC.

In November 2014, he began his first operational deployment, as a Staff Officer in P&P Branch, at EUFOR Headquarter in Sarajevo for a period of six months.

In the 2015th academic year, he completed his strategic study in the General Staff Training Course at the National University of Public Services.

In April 2018, he was appointed to the position of Commander of HDF CBRN ACC and six month later he was promoted to Colonel.

Colonel Csuka hobbies include hiking, running, playing badminton, reading books and listening music.

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