Deputy Chief of Defence Staff


Lieutenant General Laurian ANASTASOF

Acting Deputy Chief of the Romanian Defense Staff
 
 
PERSONAL DATA:
Date of birth: 18 July 1965
Place of birth: Călăraşi
Nationality: Romanian
Social status: Married, 1 child
 
EDUCATION:
•      2013 - Security and National Defence Course, National Defence College, Bucharest;
•      2007 – Air War College, Maxwell AFB, USA;
•      2004 – National Defence University “Carol I”, Bucharest;
•      1998 – Squadron Officers Course Maxwell AFB, USA;
•      1997 – Commanders’ Squadron Course, 95th Airbase, Bacau;
•      1995 – English Language Course, Military Aviation Institute, Boboc;
•      1990 – Air Force Military School “Aurel Vlaicu”, Boboc.
 
APPOINTMENTS:
•      1st February 2019 – Acting Deputy Chief of Defense Staff;
•      2017- 2019 – Minister of Defense Advisor;
•      2013 – 2017 - Chief of Air Forces Staff;
•      2009 - 2013 - Commander, 71st Air Base, Campia Turzii;
•      2007 – 2009 – Squadron commander, 95th Airbase;
•      2006 – 2007 – Air War College Student, Maxwell AFB, USA;
•      2004 – 2006 – Squadron commander, Air Force Training School, Boboc;
•      2002 – 2004 - National Defense University Bucharest;
•      2001 – 2002 – Air combat and fire instructor, 95th Airforce Training Centre, Bacau;
•      1999 – 2001 – Squadron commander, 86th Airbase, Fetesti;
•      1996 - 1999 - Flight safety instructor, 86th Airbase, Fetesti;
•      1990 – 1996 – Pilot, chief pilot, patrol commander, 86th Air Regiment, Fetești.
 
His experience as a pilot consists of more than 2300 hours on Mig 21 LanceR, L-29, L -39, and IAR-330M. He also experienced flight tests and evaluation on F-16, Mirage 2000, Mirage F-1, Alfa-Jet and M-346.

PROMOTIONS:
•      2016 – Lieutenant General.
•      2013 – Major General;
•      2010 – Brigadier General;
•      2007 – Colonel;
•      2003 – Lieutenant Colonel;
•      1999 – Major;
•      1995 – Captain;
•      1993 – Lieutenant;
•      1990 – First Lieutenant.
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
•      National Order “Virtutea aeronautică”, in the rank of Knight;
•      National Order “Virtutea aeronautică”, in the rank of Officer rank;
•      National Medal “Serviciul Credincios”;
•      Emblem of Honour of the Romanian Armed Forces;
•      Emblem of Honour of the Romanian General Staff;
•      Emblem of Honour of the Romanian Air Forces Staff;
•      Emblem of Honour of the Romanian Naval Forces Staff;
•      Emblem of Honour of Military Medical Service;
•      The United States of America Legion of Merit, 2016;
•      Honorary Sign “În serviciul Patriei” for 20 years of military service.
 
FOREIGN LANGUAGES:
 English