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Deputy Commander

Colonel Bahri Yildiz (OF-5)

Colonel Bahri YILDIZ was born in Kocaeli, Türkiye on the 8th of September 1979. He is married to Pınar with two children, Alara (15) and Gökalp (9).

After graduating from Kuleli Military High School in 1996, he joined Turkish Military Academy and graduated in 2000 as an infantry second lieutenant, with a degree of  BA in System  Engineering.  
Then he accomplished one year long Infantry Officer Training Course and served as platoon, and team commander in different commando and border security units. He also served as a battalion commander as part of the Commando Brigade of Turkish Army at the Iraqi Border during 2019-2020 and as Headquarters Support Group Commander in 3rd Army between 2021-2023.

In addition to the field services, after he had received masters degree between 2007-2009 on Operations Analysis in Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey,CA, he worked at the Land Forces Command located in Ankara, between 2009-2016, as a project officer for an Information Management System which is designed for evaluating operational readiness of military units. 

In terms of multinational experience, Col. YILDIZ served as J3 CONOPS Force Tracker between 2010-2011 in KFOR, KOSOVA, worked as Military Assistant to ACOS C2DS in CAPDEV/SACT, Norfolk, VA, USA between 2016-2018 and MA to DCOS R&M/SACT between 2018-2019. 

His last assignment was to Counter-Terrorism Training and Exercise Center in Isparta as Operations and Training Branch Head.

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