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Gheorghe Calopăreanu

Commandant (Rector)



Name and surname: CALOPĂREANU Gheorghe

Rank and current position: Brigadier General
Commandant, “Carol I” National Defence University

Date and place of birth: September 29, 1962, Urzicuţa, Dolj

 

 

 

Education:

  • „Nicolae Bălcescu” Military Academy, Sibiu, 1984;
  • Academy for Advanced Military Studies – Faculty of Logistics, Bucharest, 1991;
  • Postgraduate Course for Psycho-pedagogical Enhancement Skills, Academy for Advanced Military Studies, Bucharest, 1991-1992;
  • PC Operating Course, Academy for Advanced Military Studies, Bucharest, 1992;
  • Advanced English Language Course, Academy for Advanced Military Studies, Bucharest, 1995-1996;
  • Course for skills improvement in organizational and defence resource planning, NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, 1996;
  • Course for skills improvement in learning the logistical procedures used in NATO and British Air Forces, British Air Force Logistic School, Deepcut, Camberley, UK, May-July 1999 ;
  • Multinational Joint Operations Postgraduate Course, NATO/PfP Regional Training Center, Bucharest, 2000;
  • Defence Resources Mobilization Course, NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, 2000;
  • Peace Support Operations Course, Multinational Peace Support Operations Center, Kilkis, Greece, 2001;
  • Combined Joint Task Force Planning Course (CJTF HQ), NATO/PfP Regional Training Center, Bucharest, 2001;
  • Course for skills improvement in planning and organizing the military joint multinational operations, NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, 2001;
  • National Defence College, Bucharest, 2006;
  • PhD in military sciences, „Carol I” National Defence University, 2008.


Military Positions:

  • 1989-1991 – student, Academy for Advanced Military Studies;
  • 1991-1994 – lecturer, Academy for Advanced Military Studies;
  • 1994-1997 – staff officer, General Staff;
  • 1997-2001 – instructor, NATO/PfP Regional Training Center, Bucharest;
  • 2001-2002 – course director, NATO/PfP Regional Training Center, Bucharest;
  • 2002-2004 – course director/instructor, NATO School Oberammergau, Germany;
  • 2004-2005 – staff officer, General Staff;
  • 2005 – head, Regional Training Center NATO/PfP, “Carol I” National Defence University;
  • 2005-2010 – head, Crisis Management and Multinational Operations Department, “Carol I” National Defence University”;
  • 2010-2016 – deputy commandant, “Carol I” National Defence University.


Education and scientific research:

  • Lecturer, Academy for Advanced Military Studies, Bucharest, 1991
  • Lecturer, „Carol I” National Defence University Bucharest, 2006
  • Lieutenant-colonel Mircea Tomescu” Prize of the Magazine „Romanian Military Thinking”, 2009
  • Associate Professor, „Carol I” National Defence University, 2010
  • Diploma nomination for „ Army Corps General Grigore Sichitiu” Prize of the Magazine „ Romanian Military Thinking”, 2011
  • University Professor, „Carol I” National Defence University, 2013
  • Qualified PhD., qualified certificate and PhD. Coordinator, 2013
  • Author of four books in the field of national and Euro-atlantic security and of numerous Romanian and English articles, essays, scientific papers and courses.

 

Awards:

  •  „Military Merit” Order, 3rd Class, 1999.
  • The Army Achievement Medal, USA, 2004.
  • Honorary Sign “In the Service of the Armed Forces”, 20 years, 2004.
  • Romanian Armed Forces Honour Emblem, 2007.
  • Honorary Sign “In the Service of the Armed Forces”, 25 years, 2009.
  • Logistics Honour Emblem, 2011.
  • Communication and  Information Honour Emblem , 2013
  • Air Forces Honour Emblem, 2013.
  • "Virtutea Militară" Order in Rank of Knight, 2013.
  • Land Forces Emblem of Honor, 2016.
  • Military Medicine Emblem of Honor, 2017.
  • "Virtutea Militară" Order in Rank of Officer,  2017.

 

 Family status: married, 1 child.