President Katalin Novák dismissed Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi from his post as Commander of the Hungarian Armed Forces on Thursday, at the proposal of Minister of Defence Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky.
The minister has proposed Lieutenant General Gábor Böröndi, Hungarian Military Representative to the NATO and EU Military Committees, as his replacement in the position.
During his 30-year military career, Böröndi served in various command positions in the Hungarian Armed Forces and participated in European and non-European NATO operations. He graduated from the Defence College and the National Defense University National War College Wahington, USA.
Lieutenant General Ruszin-Szendi earned great merits in accelerating and modernising military training and took significant steps to increase combat capability of the Hungarian Armed Forces. Lieutenant General Ruszin-Szendi will continue his service to the country in another area.
In addition to carrying on the above, the main task of the new Chief of Staff will be to continue the change of the organisational culture that has already started and to create a modern, effective Hungarian Defence Force displaying serious deterrent force.