MAJOR-GENERAL-ANGELOV

MAJOR-GENERAL GRUDI IVANOV ANGELOV

Born on 10.09.1965,  Haskovo, Bulgaria

Education:

1983                        Mathematical High School, Haskovo

1983 – 1987            “Vasil Levski” National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo

1994 – 1996            “G.S. Rakovski” National Defence College, Sofia

2006 – 2007            US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, USA

(General-Staff Academy – Master in “Strategic Studies”)

Military career :

1987 – 1988            Motorized infantry platoon commander of 49th MIR, Simeonovgrad

1988 – 1991            Motorized infantry company commander 49th MIR, Simeonovgrad

1991 – 1993             Chief of Staff of motorized infantry battalion 49th MIR, Simeonovgrad

1993 – 1994             Chief of Staff of motorized infantry battalion 22nd MIR, Harmanli

1996 – 2000             Deputy-Chief of Staff of 22nd MIR, Harmanli

2000 – 2001             Chief of Staff of 49th MIR, Simeonovgrad

04.2001 – 09.2001  Acting Commander of 49th MIR, Simeonovgrad

2001 – 2003             Infantry Battalion Commander – Stara Zagora

2003 – 2006             Motorized Infantry Battalion Commander – Stara Zagora

2007 – 2008             9th Armored Brigade Deputy Commander – Sofia

2008 – 2010             Chief of Staff of 9th Brigade Headquarters – Sofia

2010 – 2013             NATO Allied Joint Force Command – Naples, Italy

2010 – 05. 2012       Chief of  Advisory team at NS of NATO Allied Joint Force Command – Naples, Italy

05.2012 – 02.2013   Chief ofBusiness processes ManagementDepartment

02.2013 – 09.2013   Chief of Doctrines and Lessons learned”  Department at NATO Allied Joint Force Command – Naples, Italy

 

2013 – 2015            Chief of “Combat Training” Department of Land Forces Command

2015 – 2016             Commander of 61st Stryamska Mechanized Brigade – Karlovo

2016                         Commandant of “G.S.Rakovski” National Defense College – Sofia

Missions:

2003 – 2004             Deputy National Representative of 1st Bulgarian Contingent in Iraq

– Participation in “Iraqi Freedom” operation

 

Additional Qualifications:

1991                         Chief of Staff and motorized infantry battalion commanders course   

1992                         Forward Air Observer Course

2001                         English Language Course at NMU in V. Tarnovo

2005                         English Language Course in York, Great Britain

2005                         “Operations in Environment Other than War” course – Koningsberg, Austria

2011                         Participation in a seminar for NATO senior officers – Riga, Latvia

2012                         NATO Operation Planning Course for senior officers – NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany

Awards:

2004                        Decoration of Merit “Loyal Service with the Colors” 3rd class

2013                         “10 Years Bulgaria in NATO” Medal for contribution to NATO

2015                         Decoration for Military Service Excellence – 1st class

Other awards and diplomas.

Promotions:

1987   –   Second Lieutenant

1990   –   First Lieutenant

1994   –   Captain

1997   –    Major

2000   –   Lieutenant Colonel

2008   –   Colonel

2015   –   Brigadier General

2016   –   Major General

 

Foreign Languages:

English (3-3-3-3), Spanish (B1), Italian and Russian

Marital Status:

Married, with 2 children