H.E. Peter Gajdoš
Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2018
Minister of Defence
Ministry of Defence
Date of Birth 09 April 1959, Nitra Education: 2002 Royal College of Defence Studies, London 2001 School of International Education, Ripon & York, the UK 1999 the Officers Course at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany 1998 the International Staff Officers Orientation Course, the Netherlands 1994 the Canadian Forces Language Course, Toronto, Canada 1990 M. V. Frunze Military Academy, Moscow 1982 Gen L. Svoboda Land Forces Military Academy, Vyškov 1978 Secondary Military School, Banská Bystrica Professional Career: 2016 Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic 2013 - 2016 1st Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava 2010 - 2013 Military Representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium 2005 - 2010 Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava 2003 - 2005 Chief of Staff for Operations and Training at the SVK General Staff, Bratislava 2000 - 2002 Head of the Office of Chief of the SVK General Staff, Bratislava 1999 - 2000 Senior Officer - Inspector of the SVK Verification Centre at the SVK MOD, Bratislava 1998 - 1999 Director of Protocol at the SVK MOD, Bratislava 1995 - 1998 Personal Secretary of Minister of Defence, Bratislava 1992 - 1995 Regimental Commander, 10th Tank Regiment, Martin 1990 - 1992 Regimental Deputy Commander, 8th Mechanized Regiment, Bratislava 1984 - 1987 Battalion Commander, 8th Mechanized Regiment, Bratislava 1983 - 1984 Battalion Deputy Commander, 8th Mechanized Regiment, Bratislava 1982 - 1983 Platoon Commander, 8th Mechanized Regiment, Bratislava Language skills: English, Russian Interests: Swimming, skiing, tennis, recreational running Peter Gajdoš is married and has two children.