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Valeriu Mija

Secretary of State in the field of Defense Policy, National Defense Planning and Military Interoperability

Date of birth:

May 19, 1972

EDUCATION:

2011 — 2016 — PhD of Philosophy in Political Sciences, Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Administration, Moldova State University. Doctor of Political Science;

2008 — Executive Education in International Security, JFK School of Government at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA;

2005 — Advanced Negotiation Skills Training, UK University of Bradford;

2001- 2003 — Master of Arts in International Security and Civil — Military Relations, Monterey, US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA;

1998- Advanced English Language Course, United States Defense Language Institute (DLI), San Antonio, Texas, USA;

1998 −1999 — Infantry Officer Advanced Course, United States Infantry School at Fort Benning Columbus, GE, USA,

1999 — Liaison Officer Training, US European Command Stuttgart, Germany;

1989 — 1992 — Superior Military-Political Academy, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2018 — university lecturer, International Liberal University of Moldova (ULIM), Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;

2013 — Security Policy Expert, Pro-Marshall Center (Non-Government Organization), Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;

2013-2019 — Security Expert (periodic 3 months consultancy), OSCE Election Observation Missions to Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland;

2010-2013 — Security Adviser, OSCE Centre to Bishkek, Republic of Kyrgyzstan;

2009-2010 — Executive Director, PRISA Foundation for Promotion of Reform in Justice, Security and Defense, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

2009- 2010 — University Lecturer, International Relations Faculty, Public Administration Academy of the Government, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova;

2008-2009 — Liaison Officer, OSCE Mission to Georgia, Tbilisi;

2006-2008 — Head of Defense Policy and Foreign Relations Department, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova;

2004-2005- Operations and Training Expert, OSCE Mission to Georgia;

2000-2004 — Head of International Security Division, Defense Policy and Foreign Relations Department, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova;

1999-2000- Liaison Officer with United States European Command (EUCOM) — Senior Desk Officer, Military Policy and Foreign Relations Department; Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova;

1992 — 1999- commanding positions in National Army military units.

Foreign languages:

English, Russian

Marital Status:

Married, has one child

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