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career military officer

Valdas Tutkus, career military officer. Decorated Commemorative Badge to mark Russian Troops Withdrawal from Lithuania, Honor award for Merits to National Defense Systems, Honor award Iron Wolf, National Defense Systems Level Medal of Merit, Officer Cross of Vytautas the Great Order.


Tutkus, Valdas was born on December 27, 1960.


Graduate, Tashkent Higher Military Infantry School, Uzbekistan, 1982. Student, Frunze Military Academy, 1988—1991. Student, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defense College, Rome, 1995—1996.


2nd lieutenant Motorized Infantry Battalion Lithuanian Armed Forces (formerly part of Armed Forces of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics), 1982, 1st lieutenant company Commander Afghanistan, 1983—1985, captain to major, lieutenant colonel Army, chief of staff for training unit and Iron Wolf Rapid Reaction Brigade, chief of joint staff Ministry Defense, colonel, 1st deputy Commander, 1994, deputy Commander, 1996, military representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union and the Western European Union, defense attaché to Belgium, 1999—2001, brigadier general, 2001, Commander Lithuanian Land Forces, 2001—2004, major general, commanding general, since 2004, chief of defense, since 2004.


Married Lilija Tutkus. 1 child Vytautas.

Lilija Tutkus

Vytautas Tutkus