Leonid Maltsev

Colonel General Leonid Semenovich Maltsev (Belarusian:Леанід Сямёнавіч Мальцаў; born August 29, 1949) was the Minister of Defence of Belarus from 1995–96 and 2001-09.[1]

Colonel General

Leonid Maltsev
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Maltsev in 2009 at the Defence Ministry.
Native name
Леанід Мальцаў
Born (1949-08-29) August 29, 1949 (age 72)
Grodno Region, Belarusian SSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
 Belarus
Years of service1967-present
RankColonel General

BiographyEdit

He served in the Soviet Army from 1967 after graduation from Minsk Suvorov Military School. In 1971, Maltsev graduated from Kiev Higher Military Command School (cum laude). He served in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany as an infantry platoon commander. In 1972 he became a mechanized infantry company commander. In 1974 he was the commander of a motorized rifle battalion. In 1979 he graduated from Frunze Military Academy.

In 1979 Maltsev served in the Far East Military District as a deputy commander of the infantry regiment and in 1980 as the commander of a motorized rifle regiment of the school, in 1982 as a Chief of Staff Motorized Rifle Division, and in 1986 as a Commander Infantry Division. From 1987 to 1990 he was a head of the district training center for junior professionals in Far Eastern Military District (Chita). In 1992 Maltsev graduated from the General Staff Academy in Moscow (with honors). After graduation from the Academy in 1992 he started serving in Armed Forces of Belarus.

 
Maltsev reviewing troops at The Pentagon during his 1996 visit to Washington D.C.

On July 10, 1992 he became first deputy commander of the 28th Combined Arms Army,[2] after the reduction and on 7 April 1993 he was appointed commander of the 28th Army Corps.[3]

In August 1994 Maltsev became Chief of Staff - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus.

On October 10, 1995 he was appointed Belarus Minister of Defense.[4]

On November 1, 1996 he was fired from the post of Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus "for misconduct discrediting the rank of officer (appearance in a public place while intoxicated)».[5]

In March 1997 on the decision of the Council of Defense Ministers of the CIS, he was appointed First Deputy Chief of Staff for Coordinating Military Cooperation of the CIS.

On November 29, 2000 he was appointed Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council.[6]

From September 24, 2001 to December 4, 2009 he again served as the Minister of Defense. He succeeded Aleksandr Petrovich Chumakov.[7][8]

From December 4, 2009[8] to November 2, 2013 Leonid Maltsev served as State Secretary of Security Council. From 2014-2016, he served as the head of State Border Committee.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Presidential Decree No. 569 (2009-12-05). "On the appointment of L. Maltsev State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus (О назначении Л.С.Мальцева Государственным секретарем Совета Безопасности Республики Беларусь)" (in Russian). Sovetskaya Belorussia. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
  2. ^ Council of Ministers of Belarus on July 10, 1992 № 424 "On the appointment of L. Maltsev, G. Flerko, MN Shalev, VA Yakutenko for posts, replaced by persons of higher officers, and the release of VM Sukharev from office »
  3. ^ Council of Ministers of Belarus on April 7, 1993 № 213 "On the appointment of L. Maltsev, OK Maksimchika, VD Frolov, SK Bulygina for posts, replaced by persons senior officers»(in Russian)
  4. ^ "Decree of the President of Belarus on October 10, 1995 № 407 " On the appointment of L. Maltsev Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus »". Archived from the original on November 6, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  5. ^ Presidential Decree of November 1, 1996 № 450 "On the release of L. Maltsev by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus»
  6. ^ Belarus Presidential Decree of November 29, 2000 № 641 "On the appointment of L. Maltsev Deputy State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus»
  7. ^ Decree of the President of Belarus № 532 of September 24, 2001 "On the appointment of L. Maltsev Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus»(in Russian)
  8. ^ a b Decree of the President of Belarus on December 4, 2009 № 569 "On the appointment of L. Maltsev State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus» Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine