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Chief of Staff

Colonel Jaak Mee
Born on 18 December 1970

Education:
2000– 2004 Estonian University of Life Sciences, faculty of economics, business and economics
2004– 2005 Baltic Defence College
2012 NATO Defence College in Rome

Further education:
1994 non-commissioned officer course, Maanpuolustusopisto (Finland)
1996 IEDD explosive ordnance disposal course  (Finland)
1996 UN army police course (Denmark)
1997 pioneer officer basic course (USA)
1998 distance learning course in education (Denmark)
2006 NATO school in Obergammergau, operative planning course
2009 intelligence control course Chicksands (Great Britain)
2009 continuing course for intelligence officers DIA (USA)

Service:
1992 – 1993 conscript service, Kuperjanov Battalion
1993 – 1994 army police platoon sergeant, Kuperjanov Battalion
1994 – 1995 army police platoon commander, Kuperjanov Battalion
1995 – 1996 battalion warrant officer, Kuperjanov Battalion
1997 – 1998 company commander, Kuperjanov Battalion
1999 – 2004 S3 battalion commander, Kuperjanov Battalion
2005 – 2006 senior staff officer,  Army Headquarters, operations department
2006 participation in the Operation Iraq Freedom
2006 – 2009 commander of operations department, Army Headquarters
2009 – 2012 commander of intelligence department, Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces
2012 – 2015 commander of intelligence department information management division, NATO Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum
2015 – 2018 commander of operations and planning department, Headquarters of the Estonian Defence League
2018 –  …    Chief of Staff of the Estonian Defence League

Ranks:
1992 Senior Sergeant
1994 Senior Warrant Officer
1997 Ensign
1998 Second Lieutenant
2000 Lieutenant
2003 Captain
2006 Major
2010 Lieutenant Colonel
2016 Colonel

Awards:
Estonian Defence League White Cross III class
Estonian Defence Forces cross of merit for national defence services
Army officer gold cross
Army Headquarters badge
Lithuanian Army cross of merit
Participant in international military operations medal
Bronze star medal
Defence Forces cross for exemplary service
Silver Cross of the Cross of the Eagle
Memorial medal “10 years of restored Estonian Defence Forces”

Marital status:
Married, 2 daughters