Class of 2001 – Class of 2005

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Class of 2001

LTG Atanas Zaprianov, Bulgaria, iCollege Class of 2001, was promoted to Lieutenant General and selected as Deputy Chief of Defense

LTG Carlo Magrassi, Italy, NWC Class of 2001, was selected as Chief of Cabinet of the Italian Minister of Defense

RADM Anthony Isa, Nigeria, ICAF Class of 2001, serves as former Commandant of Nigerian National Defence College

RADM Shinichi Tokumaru, Japan, ICAF Class of 2001, was promoted to rear admiral and serves as Chief of Staff, Fleet Escort Force

Mr. Jüri Parbo, Estonia, ICAF Class of 2001, Managing Director/i45 Ltd. (Software Development Company); recently served as NADREP in the Permanent Delegation of The Republic of Estonia to NATO

VADM Ram Rotberg, Israel, ICAF Class of 2001, was appointed as Commander of Israeli Navy

GEN Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Malaysia, ICAF Class of 2001, serves as Chief of Defense Forces, Malaysian Armed Forces

LtGen Carlo Magrassi, Italy, NWC Class of 2001, Deputy Commander, Operational Forces Command

Mr. Uros Krek, Slovenia, ICAF Class of 2001, Secretary-General of the Office of the President of the Republic

Stanislav Korostelev, Russia, ICAF Class of 2001, was appointed the Head of the International Law Department in Naval Academy, St.Petersburg, Russia.

Class of 2002

BG David Humar, Slovenia, ICAF Class of 2002, was appointed Chief of Staff in Slovenian Armed Forces General Staff

BG Juris Kiukucans, Lativa, ICAF Class of 2002, serves as the Executive Director of the Latvian Ministry of Defense

RADM Rosendo Escalante, Mexico, ICAF/ES class of 2002, serves as Chancellor of Naval War’s School (Director de la Escuela de Guerra Naval)

MG Pavel Macko, Slovakia, ICAF/ES class of 2002, serves as 2nd Deputy Chief of the General Staff in Slovak Armed Forces

BG Jacques Ruedin, Switzerland, NWC class of 2002, serves as Chief of Staff Land Forces

MG Te-Chin Liu, Taiwan, NWC 2002, serves as Superintendent of Military Academy

BGen Alain Rouceau, France, NWC Class of 2002, serves in the Human Resources Directorate, Tours

RADM Rosendo Jesus Escalante Ilizaliturri, Mexico, ICAF/ES Class of 2002 serves as Chief of Staff of Second Naval District

MG Niwat Subongkot, Thailand, ICAF/ES Class of 2002 was selected as Deputy Commanding General of Armed Forces Security Center

MG Ali Hassan Azaizeh, Jordan, ICAF Class of 2002, is now Director of Royal Artillery, Jordanian Armed Forces

RADM Rosendo Jesus Escalante Ilizaliturri, Mexico, ICAF Class of 2002, Chief of Major State of Second Naval Zone

Col Roger Housen, Belgium, NWC Class of 2002, Chief of Transformation

CAPT Gustav Oller, Finland, NWC Class of 2002, Branch Chief Intelligence Production, European Union Military Staff

LTC Constantin Panoiu, Romania, iCollege Class of 2002, Superior Instructor

Tafa Diawara, Senegal, ICAF 2002, was promoted to General.

MG Sadamasa Oue, Japan, NWC Class of 2002, is serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Defense Plans and Policy (J-5) in Japan.

Class of 2003

MG (Ret.) Jan Gavrila, ICAF Class of 2003, works as Head of NATO & Defense at TeamNet WPS

BG Ayub Matiiri, Kenya, CISA Class of 2003, was promoted to Brigadier General

MG Jorge Rodriguez, Colombia, NWC Class of 2003, serves as Communities and Government Affairs Manager in Canacol Colombia

LTG Koichi Isobe, Japan, ICAF/ES Class of 2003, serves as Commanding General, Eastern Army, responsible for the Toyko area.

BG (Ret.) Antoine Karim, Lebanon, ICAF/ES Class of 2003, works as part-time professor at Notre Dame University-Lebanon

MG, Dr. Hayk Kotanjian, Armenia, CISA Class of 2003, serves as Head of Institute of National Strategic Studies in Yereven and Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary

LTC Arjan Hilaj, Albania, CISA Class of 2-03, returned from Afghanistan and is now at Command and General Staff College in Kansas

BG Hans-Peter Walser, Switzerland, ICAF Class of 2003, was appointed as Chief of Armed Forces Staff and will be promoted to Major General

COL Julio Alvarez, Mexico, NWC Class of 2003, is now Chief of Public Affairs, Mexican Army

BG Ahmad Al-Masarweh, Jordan, NWC Class of 2003, is now Director of Morale Guidance for Jordanian Armed Forces.

LTG Asif Yasin Malik, Pakistan, ICAF Class of 2003 was appointed Pakistan Ministry of Defense Secretary of Defense.

Bgen Sanusi bin Smion, Malaysia, ICAF Class of 2003, was promoted to one-star and works as an Executive Officer

Mr. Andi Widjajanto, Indonesia, ICAF Class of 2003, is currently Professor at University of Indonesia

ADM Abhay Karve, India, NWC Class of 2003, was promoted to rear admiral

MajGen Mohammad Shamim Chowdhury, Bangladesh, NWC Class of 2003, Commandant Defense Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh

MG Edvardas Mazeikis, Lithuania, ICAF Class of 2003, Commander of Lithuanian Air Force

RADM (Ret.) Mustafa Iptes, Turkey, ICAF Class of 2003, was appointed to the Directing Committee of the International Hydrographic Bureau

BG (Ret) Mostafa Elkhawass, Egypt, iCollege Class of 2003, Preparing for PMI PMP Certificate

CAPT Fernando Souto, Brazil, ICAF 2003, Retired and is now a Lawyer

BG Reiner Schwalb, Germany, NWC Class of 2003, German Defense Attache to Moscow

CAPT Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, France, ICAF Class of 2003, Program Manager FREMM Frigates (DCNS)

LTC Cezar Vasilescu PhD, Romania, iCollege Class of 2003, Director of Post Graduate Defense Resource Management (DRM) School of Studies

Class of 2004

BG Ishwar Hamal, Nepal, CISA Class of 2004, was promoted to Brigadier General

MG Azizan Delin, Malaysia, CISA Class of 2-04, Deputy Chief of Staff of Pers Malaysian Air Force

CAPT Jorge Vinicio Pimentel, Mexico, CISA Class of 2004, is the Naval air maintenance center director

CAPT Vinicio Pimentel, Mexico, CISA class of 2004, serves as Chief of the maintenance center of naval aviation of the Pacific coast.

BG Sheikh Mokhsin (Hassan), Malaysia, CISA class of 2004, serves as General Officer Commanding 3rd Combine Armed Division

LTC Alexandru Teodorescu, Romania, CISA class of 2004, serves as Deputy Commander SOF Training Centre

AVM Alester DeZoysa, Sri Lanka, CISA class of 2004, serves as Director of Taskforce Secretariat for CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 in Colombo)

COL Luis Suarez, Uruguay, CISA class of 2004, serves as Deputy Director of the Center for National High Studies

BG Andi Perkasa, Indonesia, NWC Class of 2004, was selected as Chief, Army Public Affairs and promoted to brigadier general.

COL (Ret.) Jose Bento Garcia, Brazil, CISA Class of 2004, retired the service in 2011 and serves as Superintendent of Military Fire Department at Secretariat of Public Security in Rio de Janeiro State

GEN Sergio Mantilla Sanmiguel, Colombia, ICAF Class of 2004, was selected as Colombian Defense Attaché to the United States

LTG Franz Reissner, Austria, ICAF Class of 2004, was appointed as Chief of Joint Staff of Armed Forces

COL Arturo Coronel Flores, Mexico, ICAF Class of 2004, was appointed Defense Attache, Washington DC

MG Kjell-Ove Skare, Noway, ICAF Class of 2004, retired from Armed Forces after 38 years of service.

Senior COL Klaimanee Wiphusana, Thailand, CISA Class of 3-04, Command and General Staff College

COL Sanisandi Sugiharto, Indonesia, CISA Class of 2-04, Director of Operation and Training Doctrine for TNI

BGEN (Ret) Adnan Demirci, Turkey, ICAF Class of 2004, Retired

COL (Ret) Milan Celko, Slovakia, ICAF Class of 2004, Retired

MajGen Settimo Caputo, Italy, ICAF Class of 2004, Chief of Staff JOHQ

Mr. Thamrong Tiammek, Thailand, NWC Class of 2004, RTN National War College

COL (Ret) Miguel Reyes, Ecuador, NWC Class of 2004, Retired 2009

LTG Dieter Naskrent, Germany, NWC Class of 2004, Commander of German Air Force Air Operation Center

Commodore (Ret) Travis Sinniah, Sri Lanka, CISA Class of 3-04, retired and is now working at the U.S. embassy in Colombo at the Office of Defence cooperation.

MG Mino Caputo, Italy, ICAF Class of 2004, was appointed as Chief of Staff of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters in Rome.

Class of 2005

LtGen Lech Majewski, Poland, NWC Class of 2005, was named Chief of the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces

MG Yagya Rana, Nepal, CISA Class of 2005, was promoted to Major General

Lt Gen Dieter Naskrent, Germany, NWC Class of 2005, is now Assistant Chief of German Air Force

BG Janos Beres, Hungary, CISA Class of 2005, was promoted to Brigadier General and serves as Deputy Director General of the National Security Service

RDML Jose Bernal, Mexico, CISA Class of 2005, was promoted to Rear Admiral in the Mexican Navy

BG Norberto Cortes, Mexico, NWC Class of 2005, was promoted to Brigadier General

Wg Cdr (Ret.) Christian Kweku Eshun, Ghana, CISA Class of 2005, was named a course director at Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre

COL Octavius Butuuro, Uganda, CISA Class of 2005, was promoted to colonel and appointed Defence Advisor Uganda High Commission in Rwanda

Air Mshl Athar Bukhari, Pakistan, NWC class of 2005, serves as Vice Chief of Pakistan Air Staff

MG Frank Kamanzi, Rwanda, NWC class of 2005, was promoted to major general and serves as Army Chief of Staff – Rwanda Defence Forces

MG Alojz Steiner, Slovenia, ICAF/ES class of 2005, serves as Slovenian Defense Representative to OSCE, UN and other International Organizations.     

MG (Ret.) Wael Bagaein, Jordan, ICAF/ES Class of 2005, is retired and works as lecturer at Jordanian National Defense College

MG Nitish K. Misra, India, CISA Class of 2005, serves with the Indian Border Security Force in counterterrorism issues.

RADM Octavio Trejo, Mexico, CISA Class of 2005, was promoted to Rear Admiral and was selected as Joint Director of Naval Weapons, Mexican Navy

MG Griffin Spoon Phiri, Malawi, NWC Class of 2005 serves as Military Advisor to the United Nations

BG Peeter Hoppe, Estonia, NWC Class of 2005, is the Estonian Military Representative at SHAPE

Major General Philip Kameru, Kenya, ICAF Class of 2005, was appointed as the new Director Military Intelligence, Kenya Defence Forces

BG Charles Jitenga, Tanzania, CIAS Class of 2-05, was appointed as Commandant Tanzania High Commanders Defense Studies

BG Farhan Alanazi, Saudi Arabia, CISA Class of 3-05, was promoted to BG and is currently Brigade S-3

COL Mor Sene, Senegal, NWC Class of 2005, is serving as Deputy Director of National Intelligence Agency

AVM Na-res Sungwanna, Thailand, ICAF Class of 2005, was promoted to Air Vice Marshall

BG Stojan Dimcov, Macedonia, NWC Class of 2005, was promoted to one-star and appointed as brigade commander

COL Kuswantoro, Indonesia, ICAF Class of 2005, is Chief of TNI Foreign Liaison Office.

BG Herzi Halevi, Israel, ICAF Class of 2005, works as the Commander of IDF’s Galilee Division

Mr. Zdenko Kovacic, Slovenia, iCollege Class of 2005, retired from service

Col Claudio Cubillos, Chile, ICAF Class of 2005, Military Attaché to the Embassy of Chile in the United Kingdom

COL (Ret.) Jaroslav Gofjar, Slovakia, NWC Class of 2005, Executive Director, Torres Security Services – Slovakia

Brig Dushan Rajaguru, Sri Lanka, CTF Class of 3-05, General Officer Commanding 23rd Infantry Division

COL Danut Turcu, Romania, iCollege Class of 2005, Assistant Professor

MAJ Virginia Gogorita, Romania, CISA Class of 2005, Military Intelligence, Counter Intelligence Security Directorate

COL Martin Sikora, Czech Republic, CISA Class of 2005, Head of Transnational Issues Department

COL Grigol Tatishvili, Georgia, CISA Class of 2005, Defense Attache to Czech Republic

AMB George Manjgaladze, Georgia, ICAF Class of 2005, Head of Directorate, GIS

COL Jaroslava Gofjar, Slovakia, NWC Class of 2005, Retired

BG Fernando Pineda Solarte, Colombia, NWC Class of 2005, National Military Training Center Commander, Promoted to BG December of 2010

BG Josef Blotz, Germany, NWC Class of 2005, Defence Advisor, German Permanent Delegation to NATO

COL Peeter Hoppe, Estonia, NWC Class of 2005, was appointed as Chief of Defense Forces.

VADM Raymond Griggs, Australia, NWC Class of 2005, was named Chief of Australian Navy.