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Colonel Yordan Yordanov


Born on the 6th of February 1962 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria.

He is married to Veselina Yordanova and have one daughter, Plamena.

EDUCATION:

2004    NATO Defense College- Senior Course 104, Rome, Italy
1998    Joint Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va, USA
1997 - 1998    Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Ks, USA
1994 - 1996   "Georgi Rakovski" Defense and General Staff College, Sofia
1981 - 1985   Artillery and Air Defense Military Academy, Shumen

ASSIGNMENTS:

2011 – 2012  Chief NATO HQ Skopje, NATO HQ Skopje;
2010 - 2011   Deputy Commander and Chief NATO Advisory Team, NATO HQ Skopje;
2009 - 2010  Branch Chief,  Security and Defense Policy Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
2009 – 2010 Chief of Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial (SEDM) Department, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense
2008 - 2009 State Expert, Security and Defense Policy Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
2006 - 2008  Deputy Commander and Chief NATO Advisory Team, NATO HQ Tirana;
2005 - 2006  Chief of America, Asia and Africa Department, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
2003 - 2005  Chief of Regional Cooperation Department, International Cooperation Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
2001 - 2002  State Expert,  Regional Cooperation Initiative, International Cooperation Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
2000 - 2001 Senior Expert, Desk Officer for Canada, Bilateral Cooperation Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
1998 - 2000 Expert, Euro-Atlantic Integration and Security Policy Directorate, Bulgarian Ministry of Defense;
1996 - 1997 Chief of Staff’s Assistant for the Artillery, Mechanized Infantry Division; Bulgarian Army
1990 - 1994  Company Commander,  Artillery Regiment, Bulgarian Army
1985 - 1989  Platoon Commander and Company Command, Artillery Regiment, Bulgarian Army


SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • Black Sea Regional Security program, Harvard University, USA;
  • Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management, W-P AFB, Oh, USA;
  • Mediation and negotiations Course; Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada 
  • Management of Defense in democratic, market-based economy, Defense diplomacy, Shrivenham, Cranfield University, United Kingdom;


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

2009  Meritorious Service Medal "Bulgaria-NATO” – First grade
2008  Non Article 5 NATO Medal in service of peace and freedom in the Balkans operation, NATO
2008  Medal for Distinguished Service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Albania
2001  Meritorious Service Medal of the Bulgarian Armed Forces

 

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