Col. Vassil Roussinov

Director, Crisis Management and Disaster Response NATO Centre of Excellence, Sofia
Col. Vassil Roussinov

DOB: 10 January 1963

Professional Career:
1985 - 2002 - Commanding officer up to Artillery Brigade DCOM
1997 - 1998 - UNMO - UNAVEM - Angola – 1 year
2002 - Bulgarian SNR – SFOR – Bosnia and Herzegovina
2002 - 2004 - Assistant Chief of Branch, J-5 Directorate, General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces
2004 - Bulgarian contingent DSNR - "Iraqi Freedom" - Iraq
2004 - 2005 - Senior Assistant Chief of Branch, J-5 Directorate, General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces
2005 - 2008 - SO2 FCOORD OPS, NRDC – ITA, Italy
2008 - 2009 - Chief of Planning Section, Strategic Planning Directorate, General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces
2009 - 2010 - State Expert, Strategic Planning Directorate, Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence
2010 - 2014 - Faculty Advisor, NATO Defence College, Rome, Italy
2014 - present - Crisis Management and Disaster Response NATO Centre of Excellence, Sofia

Education:
1981 - 1985 - Masters Degree - Computer engineer, field artillery, Higher Military Artillery School, Bulgaria
1992 - 1994 - COSC, Military Master's Degree, National Defence Academy G.S. Rakovski, Sofia, Bulgaria
2000 - Advanced Military Intelligence Course, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA
2009 - Senior Course 114, NDC - Rome, Italy

Awards:

National Awards:
- Faithfull service under the flags III grade
- Faithfull service under the flags II grade
- Named fire weapon – pistol

International Awards:
- UN Medal – UNAVEM III – Angola
- NATO Medal – SFOR, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Her Majesty The Queen of the Netherlands SFOR Medal
- MND CS "Iraqi Freedom" Medal

Languages: English (fluent), Italian & Russian (good)

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