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Commander of the Joint Headquarters
Latvijas Nacionālo bruņoto spēku komandieris
Leonīds Kalniņš (2).jpg
Incumbent
Lieutenant general Leonid Kalnins

since 27 January 2017
Latvian National Armed Forces
Member of The Joint Headquarters
Reports to Ministry of Defence
Website mil.lv

The Commander of the Joint Headquarters is Chief of the Latvian National Armed Forces and the national defence organisations.

List of Chiefs[]

Armed Forces Commander (1919–1940)[]

Armed Forces Commander Took office Left office Time in office
1Sīmansons, DāvidsGeneral lv (Dāvids Sīmansons)
(1859–1933)
(Supreme Commander of the Latvian Armed Forces)
10 July 191916 October 191998 days
2
Jānis Balodis
Balodis, JānisGeneral Jānis Balodis
(1881–1965)
(Supreme Commander of the Latvian Armed Forces)
16 October 19191 April 19211 year, 167 days
3Peniķis, MārtiņšGeneral Mārtiņš Peniķis
(1874–1964)
1 April 192123 February 19242 years, 328 days
4Radziņš, PēterisGeneral lv (Pēteris Radziņš)
(1880–1930)
23 February 192425 April 19284 years, 62 days
(3)Peniķis, MārtiņšGeneral Mārtiņš Peniķis
(1874–1964)
25 April 192814 November 19346 years, 203 days
5Berķis, KrišjānisGeneral Krišjānis Berķis
(1884–1942)
14 November 193420 June 19405 years, 219 days
6Kļaviņš, RobertsGeneral lv (Roberts Kļaviņš)
(1884–1941)
20 June 194024 December 1940187 days

For period from 1940 to 1992, see Chief of the General Staff.

Commander of the Joint Headquarters (1992–present)[]

Commander of the Joint Headquarters Took office Left office Time in office Ref
1
Dainis Turlais
Turlais, DainisColonel Dainis Turlais
(born 1950)
29 October 199225 October 19941 year, 361 days
2
Juris Dalbiņš
Dalbiņš, JurisColonel Juris Dalbiņš
(born 1954)
25 October 19948 June 19983 years, 226 days
3
lv (Juris Eihmanis)
Eihmanis, JurisColonel lv (Juris Eihmanis)
(born 1954)
25 June 199810 December 1998168 days
4
lv (Raimonds Graube)
Graube, RaimondsLieutenant general lv (Raimonds Graube)
(born 1957)
1 February 199931 January 20033 years, 364 days
5
lv (Gaidis Andrejs Zeibots)
Zeibots, GaidisVice admiral lv (Gaidis Andrejs Zeibots)
(born 1945)
31 January 20036 July 20063 years, 156 days
6
lv (Juris Maklakovs)
Major general lv (Juris Maklakovs)
(born 1964)
6 July 20066 July 20104 years, 0 days
(4)
lv (Raimonds Graube)
Graube, RaimondsLieutenant general lv (Raimonds Graube)
(born 1957)
6 July 201027 January 20176 years, 205 days
7
Leonīds Kalniņš
Kalnins, LeonidLieutenant general Leonīds Kalniņš
(born 1957)
27 January 2017Incumbent4 years, 226 days[1]

See also[]

References[]

  1. "NBS Vadība". http://www.mil.lv/Par_mums/Vadiba.aspx. Retrieved 23 February 2018. 


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