Rear Admiral (UH) İsmail Güldoğan was born in Çanakkale in 1972. He graduated from Navy High School in 1990 and from Naval Academy in 1994.
Following his graduation, Rear Admiral (UH) Güldoğan served as branch officer and department head onboard TCG MUAVENET, TCG TURGUTREIS, TCG ORUCREIS and TCG SALIHREIS. He served as Executive Officer (XO) onboard TCG TURGUTREIS between 2011-2012, and later assumed the command of TCG TURGUTREIS from 2012 to 2013.
As for the posts assumed in the Headquarters, he worked as NATO Plan Officer in Turkish Navy HQ Operation Department between 2005-2007, Branch Head of Operations and Communication in Surface Action Group Command between 2008-2009, Branch Head of Operations and Communication in Gölcük Naval Base Command between 2009-2010, Section Head of Plans in Turkish Fleet Command between 2013-2014, Naval Attaché in Madrid between 2014-2016, Branch Head of Media Coordination in Turkish General Staff Media and Public Affairs Department between 2016-2018.
Rear Admiral Güldoğan served as Commodore of Turkish Destroyer Division Two from 2018 to 2019. He assumed to Head of Operations Department to Turkish Fleet Command between from 2019 to 2021. While assuming his duty, he promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (LH) in 2020. He, then served as Chief of Staff at the same Command HQ from 2021 to 2023.
After being promoted to Rear Admiral (UH) in August 2023, he assumed his current position as the Turkish National Representative at SHAPE/Mons.
He graduated from Naval Staff College, Joint Staff College and Pakistani Staff College in 2005, 2009 and 2010 respectively. He also received a master degree in Embedded to the MBA program University of Juan Carlos (Madrid/Spain) in 2016.
He is married with two daughters. He speaks English and Spanish.
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