Graduate, Romanian Naval Academy, Constanta, 1974. Graduate from Inter-Arms Faculty, Military Academy, 1980. Graduate from Economic Planning and Cybernetics Faculty, Economic Studies Academy, Bucharest, 1987.
Doctor of Philosophy in Military Science, 1993. Graduate from Strategy and Defense Economy Course, Marshal College, Germany, 1999. Graduate, National Defense College, Bucharest, 2000.
Master in Shipping, Free Zone and Stock Market Management and Marketing, Constanta, 2002.
Commanding officer combat, navigation and signal service 196th Fast Patrol Boat Missile Squadron Romanian Military, 1974—1978, ship Commander 196th Fast Patrol Boat Missile Squadron, 1980—1981, staff commanding officer operations section Naval Forces Headquarters, 1981—1985, commanding officer programming - software section Naval Forces Information Technology Center, 1985—1989, commanding officer Naval Forces Information Technology Center, 1989—1995, commanding officer electronic warfare brigade Naval Forces, 1995—1999, superintendent Mircea cel Batran Naval Academy, 1999—2003, director General Staff, 2003—2004, chief Naval Forces Headquarters, 2004, chief of general staff, since 2006, admiral, since 2006. Chief of defense Romania North Atlantic Treaty Organization, since 2006.
Married Elena Marin; 1 child.