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Ambassador

Created: 2014.09.25 / Updated: 2014.12.15 14:24

Arvydas Pocius

Ambassador

Date of birth May 14th, 1957
Placeof birth Klaipėda, Lithuania

Education

2005–2007 Master‘s degree in Political Science, Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science
2003–2004 Course of strategic studies, US Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA
1996–1997 Command and General Staff Course, Bundeswehr Command Academy, Hamburg, Germany
1975–1979 Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education

Work experience

1 October 2014 - present Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Romania
2009–2014 Chief of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania
2007–2009 Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff (DACOS) of the Joint Education and Training Sub-Division at the NATO HQ Allied Command Transformation
2004–2007 Commander of the Lithuanian Land Forces
2002–2003 Commander of the Military District – East of the Lithuanian Armed Forces
1998–2002 Commander of National Defence Volunteer Service
1994–1998 Commander of Voluntary Service of National Defence
1991–1994 Deputy Chief of Staff of Voluntary Service of National Defence
1991 Soldier-volunteer and defender of the Parliament of Lithuania
1987–1991 Chief Coach of judo and self-defence wrestling, Department of Physical Education and Sports
1979–1987 Coach of free-style wrestling and judo

Miscellaneous

Decorations
  • Order of the Cross of Vytis (2014)
  • Medal of January 13 (1992)
  • Medal of the Founders Volunteers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (1996)
  • Medal of Merit of National Defence System and others
Languages Lithuanian (native), English, Russian, German, Polish
Marital status Married

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