“Women peace security conference opening by Riho Terras Estonian Army general who currently serves as the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces”

 

 

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Riho Terras is an Estonian Army general who currently serves as the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces. Terras briefly served as the Chief of the General Staff in 2011, until he was appointed Commander-in-Chief on 5 December 2011. He was promoted to general in 2017.

High Military career of Riho Terass the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces.

His military education includes studies in the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom, the Joint Command and General Staff Course in the Baltic Defence College, the European Security. Policy Course in the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a Battalion Commander’s Course in Switzerland, a Company Commander’s course in Germany, a Company Commander’s course in Sweden and the Officer’s Basic course in Estonia. Terras’s civilian education includes history studies in the University of Tartu, and a master’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Bundeswehr.

After graduating from the Basic Officer’s Course in Estonia, Terras served as a Company Commander and as a Battalion Second in Command of the Kalev Single Infantry Battalion from 1992 to 1993. Between 1993 and 1994 Terras served as the commander of the Põhja Single Infantry Company. After graduating from the Bundeswehr University (Germany) he served as the commander of the Guard Battalion from 1998 to 2000. Terras was appointed the Chief of Staff of the Defence League Headquarters in 2000. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Estonian Defence Attaché in Germany and Poland. Between 2005 and 2008 Terras served as the Chief of the Analysis and Planning Department and as Chief of the Planning Section, Analysis and Planning Department in the Estonian Defence Forces Headquarters. In 2007, Terras served in the NATO Training Mission – Iraq as Deputy Chief of Staff. Riho Terras was confirmed on December 2008 as Permanent Secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence. Before taking up the position of the Permanent Secretary, he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the Estonian Defence Forces. Terras served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations of the Estonian Defence forces from January 2011 to March 2011 and then continued his service as the Chief of Staff of the Estonian Defence Forces. Terras was appointed the Chief of Defence from December 5, 2011.

Women peace security conference opening  by the Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces Riho Terras Live Video

 

Commondor Riho Terras have been awarded many time by Estonia and by Foreign countrys 

Detail Estonian and Foreign awards

4th Class of the Order of the Cross of the Eagle 23 February 2005
EST White Cross of the Estonian Defence League (III class).png White Cross of the Estonian Defence League (III class)
EST Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence.png Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence
EST Distinguished Service Decoration of the EDF.png Distinguished Service Decoration of the EDF 22 February 1999
EST Navy decoration Navy decoration ” Belief and the Will ” Class III ” Bronze Anchor “
EST Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence League.png Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence League
EST Estonian Defence Forces General Staff Cross of Merit.png Estonian Defence Forces General Staff Cross of Merit
EST MoD Medal of Participants in International Military Operations.png MoD Medal of Participants in International Military Operations
EST Merit Medal of the Defence League III Class.png Merit Medal of the Defence League III Class
EST Memorial Medal 10 Years of the Re-Established Defence Forces.png Memorial Medal “10 Years of the Re-Established Defence Forces”
EST Võidutule kandja medal.png Victory Fire Carrier Medal
EST Distinguished Service Decoration of the Information Board (II class).png Distinguished Service Decoration of the Information Board (II class)
LT-LV-EE The Baltic Defence College Medal of Merit (gold).png The Baltic Defence College Medal of Merit (gold)
EST Kaitseliidu Kooli eriteeneterist.png Special Service Cross of Estonian Defence League School
EST Cross of the Estonian Reserve Officers’ Assembly (silver).png Cross of the Estonian Reserve Officers’ Assembly (silver) 12 June 2001
Foreign Awards
Den kongelige norske fortjenstorden kommandør med stjerne stripe.svg Commander with Star of the Norwegian Order of Merit 10 September 2015 (Norway)
FIN Order of the Lion of Finland 1Class BAR.png Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland 13 May 2014 (Finland)
POL Order Zaslugi RP kl3 BAR.png Commandery of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 18 March 2014 (Poland)
Legion Honneur Officier ribbon.svg Officier of the National Order of the Legion of Honour 4 September 2013 (France)
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 5 GrVK Stern 218px.svg Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 9 July 2013 (Germany)
LVA Order of Viesturs (swords).png 1st Class of the Order of Viesturs 5 June 2012 (Latvia)
GER Bundeswehr Honour Cross Gold ribbon.svg Gold Cross of Honour of the Bundeswehr 20 April 2011 (Germany)
NATO Medal ribbon (Non-Article 5).svg NATO Medal for the NATO Training Mission in Iraq
FIN Merit Medal of the Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation.png Merit Medal of the Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation
SWE OSMTH Grand Priory of Scandinavia Pro Merito medal.png OSMTH Grand Priory of Scandinavia Pro Merito medal

Krishan Chand

 

 

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