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Brigadier GeneralJozsef Szpisjak

Brigadier General
Jozsef Szpisjak

JFTC Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff

About Brigadier General
Jozsef

Brigadier General Jozsef Szpisjak
Hungarian Army
JFTC Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Jozsef Szpisjak was born on 13 September 1964. He assumed the position of the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Joint Force Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on 1 August 2019.

Military/ professional career:
1987 - 1990 Armoured Platoon Leader
1990 - 1991 Armoured Company Commander
1994 - 1995 Logistic Officer, 25th Mechanized Brigade
1995 - 1997 Logistic Officer, Centre of Fuel Supplement
1997 - 2001 Head of Supporting Department, 1st Logistic Support Brigade

2001 - 2004 General Staff Officer, J3 Training Department
2004 - 2006 Staff Officer, Liaison to NDC Rome, HQ SACT, Education Branch

2006 – 2007 NTECG Training Officer, HQ SACT, Education Branch
2007 - 2010 General Staff Officer, J5 Force Planning Department
2010 - 2014 Head of Department for Planning and Coordination, MOD
2014 - 2016 Commander of HDF Training and Doctrine Centre
2016 - 2019 Deputy Commander HDF Military Augmentation, Preparation and Training Command

Deployments:
2006 Chief TESC, NTM-I, Baghdad, Iraq
2013-2014 Chief of Staff, EUFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017-2018 Chief of Staff, EUFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Education:
1983-1987 Lajos Kossuth Military College, Szentendre
1991-1994 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest
2008-2009 General Staff Course, Budapest

Courses:
1999-2000 English Language Course, 10 months, Budapest
2001 English Language Course, 4,5 months, St. Jean sur Richelieu Quebec (CAN)
2002 NATO and Crisis Response Operations Orientation for the exercise “Strong Resolve 2002”
2002 NATO Staff Officer’s Orientation Course, Oberammergau (DEU)
2002 NATO led Assessors’ Training Course, (FIN)
2003 NATO Orientation Course, Oberammergau (DEU)
2004 JFC HQ Naples NATO Military Terminology Course, Budapest (HUN)
2004 Operational Staff Officer course, Oberammergau (DEU)
2005 Modular Short Course “Changing Security Environment”, NATO Defence College (ITA)
2008 NATO Expeditionary Operations Course, Oberammergau (DEU)
2009 NATO Staff Officer Planning Course, Oberammergau (DEU)

Hobbies:
Playing music, singing and cycling.

General Szpisjak is married to Rita and has two sons, Daniel and Aron. He is a happy grandfather to Milan and Emma.