DEFENCE STAFF OF THE LITHUANIAN ARMED FORCES

Command Sergeant Major of Defence Staff

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CSM Virginijus Molis is a Command Sergeant Major of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces of Lithuania.

 

CSM Molis was born on 11 November, 1971. He was enlisted into the Armed Forces of Lithuania as a volunteer of National Defense Volunteer Forces (NDVF) in 1993. After 6 month of service, he signed a first contract as a professional military service member in the NDVF in his home town Varėna. Other duty assignments include: Platoon specialist, Guard platoon, NDVF; Deputy Chief of the Guard platoon commander, NDVF; Section Leader, Transportation Service of the Armed Forces of Lithuania; S3 specialist of the Movement Control Center (MCC) of the Armed Forces of Lithuania; Command Sergeant Major of the Military Academy of Lithuania; Command Sergeant Major of the Logistics Support Command of the Armed Forces of Lithuania. Since 2014 Command Sergeant Major of Joint Staff of Lithuanian Armed Forces. (After reorganization, from 2018-01-01 the Joint Staff was renamed to Defence Staff of the Armed Forces of Lithuania). CSM Virginijus Molis was deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 where he served as a Logistics specialist of Lithuanian led Provincial Reconstruction Team at National Support Element in Kabul (KAIA).

 

CSM Molis military education includes: Squad Leader (Infantry) Course; Platoon Sergeant (Infantry) Course; Platoon commander (Infantry) Course; Transportation management coordinator course (US, Transportation school); Instructor course No. 1; Allied Deployment and Movement System (ADAMS) basic and advance courses (Italy, Latina, NATO Communication and Information School). He is a graduate of the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 59. CSM Molis holds a bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration (Defence and Security Institutions Management program).

 

CSM Molis awards and decorations include: Ministry of Defense Medal for Deployment on International Missions; Ministry of Defense Commemorative Medal of Lithuania’s Accession to NATO; Forces level Medal for Distinguished Service; Forces level medal for Outstanding Service; NATO Non-Article V (ISAF) Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (No. 4);

National Defense Volunteer Forces Badge.

 

CSM Molis is married to Jurgita and they have two daughters.

 

2018-01-02
Reorganised Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is officially renamed Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

Reorganised Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is officially renamed Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces

The main priority of the Defence Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces remains the security of the State of Lithuania and preparation for the State defence.
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2017-03-30
Lithuanian armed forces national exercises ‘Thunder Strike 2017'

Lithuanian armed forces national exercises ‘Thunder Strike 2017'

One of the most important Lithuanian armed forces national exercises ‘Thunder Strike 2017' will take place in the east part of Lithuania. In 28th April - 7th May, Peacetime Operation Forces, Rapid Reaction Forces and supporting units will have trainings in the municipalities of Marijampolė and Vilkaviškis.

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2016-11-08
Chief of Joint staff takes part on Northern Headquarters Conference

Chief of Joint staff takes part on Northern Headquarters Conference

8/9 November, Chief of Joint staff Major General Vitalijus Vaikšnoras takes part on Northern Headquarters Conference held in Bodo (Norvay).  

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