President János Áder has appointed Major General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi commander of the Hungarian army effective Thursday.
The decision published in the latest edition of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows that Ruszin-Szendi’s appointment is for the period between June 3, 2021 and May 31, 2026.
Ferenc Korom stepped down from his duties as commander of the Hungarian armed forces according to a decree published in last Wednesday Magyar Közlöny.
His term was to have expired on May 15 in 2023. The defence ministry told MTI that it was Korom who had asked Defence Minister Tibor Benkő to allow him to step down, citing the full and successful completion of tasks assigned to him in 2018. Benko announced Ruszin-Szendi’s nomination on Monday.
Ruszin-Szendi was born in Miskolc on May 5, 1973 and started his army career in 1995.
He served in foreign missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been working at the defence ministry since 2019.