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Vitalie Marinuța

Vitalie Marinuţa
Vitalie Marinuța.jpg
Minister of Defense
In office
25 September 2009 – 27 February 2014
PresidentMihai Ghimpu (Acting)
Vladimir Filat (Acting)
Marian Lupu (Acting)
Nicolae Timofti
Prime MinisterVladimir Filat
Iurie Leancă
Preceded byVitalie Vrabie
Succeeded byValeriu Troenco
Personal details
Born (1970-06-16) 16 June 1970 (age 50)
Holercani village, Dubăsari, Moldovan SSR
Alma materUniversity of Political and Economic European studies Chisinau, Moldova
ProfessionMilitary

Vitalie Marinuţa (born 16 June 1970, in Holercani, Dubăsari District, Moldovan SSR) is a Moldovan politician and former military officer who served as Minister of Defense of Moldova between 25 September 2009[1] and 27 February 2014.

Education

Military and Political Background

He first became a platoon leader in a special forces company in the 1990s, before becoming the military commander of the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion from October 2000 to December 2002. During this time, he also studied at the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School in Russia. He would later become a strategy & policy planner for CENTCOM, Tampa, Florida. From 2006-2007, Marinuța planned and organized activities for international cooperation of the Ministry of Defense with the United Nations, NATO, the OSCE, and the Commonwealth of Independent States,[3]

Minister of Defense (2009-2014)

Marinuța during his official visit to Lithuania.

Marinuta was appointed to the post of Minister of Defense after a vote of confidence by the Parliament of Moldova and the Filat Cabinet on 25 September 2009. On the same day, he was sworn in by the interim President of Moldova, Mihai Ghimpu. He also simultaneously served as Chief of the General Staff until 2011. He played a key role in raising the Moldovan National Army's standards to the standards of Nato. Marinuţa, announced his resignation in February 2014 after having previously criticized the leadership of the ministry and the National Army.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Moldpres: The new Minister Defence is Vitalie Marinuta
  2. ^ Vitalie Marinuta: Evolution of Transdniestrian Conflict in the Republic of Moldova: Prospects for Its Solution
  3. ^ "The official Site of the Ministry of Defense". Archived from the original on 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-09-25.

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