Viktor Gulevich

Viktor Vladimirovich Gulevich (Russian: Виктор Владимирович Гулевич, born 14 May 1969) is a Belarusian general who is the current Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Belarus.[1]


Viktor Gulevich
Viktor Gulevich 2021 (cropped).jpg
Chief of the General Staff
Assumed office
11 March 2021
PresidentAlexander Lukashenko
Preceded byAlexander Volfovich
Personal details
Born (1969-05-14) 14 May 1969 (age 52)
Minsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union (1987–1991)
 Belarus (1992–present)
Branch/serviceSoviet Ground Forces
Special Forces of Belarus
Years of service1987–Present
RankMajor General

BiographyEdit

He was born in 1969 in the village of Bolshaya Pader in the Slutsk District, of the Byelorussian SSR. After graduating from high school, he entered the Moscow Higher Military Command School, which he graduated from with honors in 1990. He began his service as a platoon commander in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany. Then he served in the Transcaucasian Military District. After the collapse of the USSR, he returned to a newly independent Belarus, where he again commanded a platoon and rose to the rank of regimental commander in the 103rd Guards Airborne Division. In 2002, he graduated with a gold medal from the Command and Staff Faculty of the Military Academy of Belarus. He then served in various command positions. On 14 February 2011, at the rank of colonel, he led the Combat Training Department of the 38th Guards Air Assault Brigade.[2][3]

In 2017 he graduated from the Faculty of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, and in 2018 he defended his Ph.D. thesis. Honored Specialist of the Armed Forces.

In February 2020, he was appointed commander of the Western Operational Command.[4] That June, he was made a Major general.[5] On 11 March 2021, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, succeeding Alexander Volfovich.[6][7][8]

 
Gulevich with Valery Gerasimov in Moscow.

AwardsEdit

  • Honored Specialist Armed Forces of Belarus (March 5, 2019)[9]
  • Order "For Service to the Motherland" III degree (June 24, 2012)[10]
  • Medal "For Flawless Service" I (August 16, 2018), II, and III degrees[11]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married, with his wife Victoria Lvovna Gulevich serving as a medical instructor and a signalman in the 38th Guards Air Assault Brigade. Together they have two children 15-year-old Sergei and 10-year-old Anya.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Гулевич Виктор Владимирович — Военный информационный портал Министерства обороны Республики Беларусь". www.mil.by. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  2. ^ Александр Макаров. "Комбриг" (in Russian). Белорусская военная газета «Во славу Родины». Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  3. ^ Лариса Волынчук. (2011-02-23). "Счастливая звезда комбрига" (in Russian). Вечерний Брест. Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  4. ^ "Генерал-майор Виктор ГУЛЕВИЧ: «Войска Западного оперативного командования способны в полной мере выполнять стоящие перед ними задачи» — "Красная звезда"" (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  5. ^ "Указ Президента Республики Беларусь 18 июня 2020 г. № 218 «О присвоении воинского звания»" (in Russian). Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь. 2020-06-20. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  6. ^ "Лукашенко назначил Виктора Гулевича начальником Генштаба Вооруженных сил Белоруссии". ТАСС. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  7. ^ "Лукашенко назначил начальника генерального штаба Белоруссии". regnum.ru. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  8. ^ "Лукашенко назначил Гулевича начальником Генштаба Вооруженных сил Беларуси". Российская газета. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  9. ^ "Указ Прэзідэнта Рэспублікі Беларусь 5 сакавіка 2019 г. № 98 «Аб узнагароджанні»" (in Belarusian). Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  10. ^ "Указ Прэзідэнта Рэспублікі Беларусь 24 чэрвеня 2012 г. № 292 «Аб узнагароджанні дзяржаўнымі ўзнагародамі Рэспублікі Беларусь»" (in Belarusian). Национальный реестр правовых актов Республики Беларусь. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  11. ^ "Указ Прэзідэнта Рэспублікі Беларусь 16 жніўня 2018 г. № 323 «Аб узнагароджанні»" (in Belarusian). Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь. 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  12. ^ "Виктор и Виктория Гулевич". gulevich.net. Retrieved 2021-04-02.