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Bulgaria National Military Representative

Major General Krasimir Kanev

Date of birth: 08.01.1965

Place of birth: Lovech, Bulgaria


Education:

1983 – High School of Mathematics - Lovech;

1983 – 1988 – "Georgi Belkovski" National Air Force Academy, Dolna Mitropolia, Bulgaria;

1995 – 1997 – Organization and management of operational and tactical Air force formations, "Georgi Rakovski" Defence and Staff College, Sofia, Bulgaria;

2000 – 2002 – Master in Business Administration, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria;

2003 – UN staff officers course, General Staff College, Hamburg, Germany;

2008 – 2009 – Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA.


Assignments:

1988 – 1990 – Executive officer of Air Squadron, Air regiment, Kamenets;

1991 – 1993 – Assistant Chief of Staff of Air regiment, Kamenets;

1994 – 1995 – Chief of Operations section in Air Base, Kamenets;

1995 – 1997 – Student at "Georgi Rakovski" Defence and Staff College, Sofia;

1997 – 2000 – Assistant Chief of Operations branch, "Georgi Benkovski" National Air Force Academy, Dolna Mitropolia;

2000 – 2002 – Chief of Operations Branch, Air Base Kamenets;

2002 – 2006 – Chief of Staff of the 12th Air Base, Kamenets;

2004 – National Contingent Commander/ SNR, KFOR, Kosovo;

2007 – 2008 – Chief of Staff of Air Force Training Base, Dolna Mitropolia;

2008 – 2009 – Student at the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA;

2009 – 2010 – Chief of "Combat Readiness and Alert Duty", A3 Department, Air Force HQ, Sofia;

2010 – 2011 – Chief of "Development and Interoperability", A5 Department, Air Force HQ, Sofia;

2011 – 2012 – Acting Chief of A5 Department, Air Force HQ, Sofia;

2012 – 2015 – Deputy Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee, Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Bulgaria to NATO, Brussels, Belgium;

2015 – 2016 – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Force HQ, Sofia;

2017 – Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Force HQ, Sofia;

2017 – Director of Strategic Planning Directorate J5, Defence Staff, Sofia

2019 – Director of the Defence Staff, Sofia;

From 01.01.2020 – BGR National Military Representative to SHAPE.


Chronology of Promotions:

1988 – Second lieutenant;

1991 – First lieutenant;

1995 – Captain;

1998 – Major;

2003 – Lieutenant Colonel;

2009 – Colonel;

2017 – Brigadier General;

2019 – Major General.


Awards and Decorations:

Medals and other awards, national and international


Languages: 

English, Russian


Status:

Married, two daughters


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