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Commander of Estonian Defence League

Brigadier General Meelis Kiili
Date of birth: 20th of March, 1965

Education:

2008 – 2010 USA Army War College
2006 – 2007 NATO Defence College Rome
1999 – 2000 Baltic Defence College
1984 – 1991 Estonian University of Agriculture

Supplementary Education:

2003 English Language Course, University of Cambridge
2001 NATO Civil Emergency Planning and Civil Military Co-operation Course (CEP/CIMIC), NATO school Oberammergau
2001 European Security Course, NATO school Oberammergau
1997 UN Military Observer Course (UNMO), Swiss UN Military Observer Course
1995 UN Senior Staff Officer Course (UNSOC), SWEDINT
1994 - 1995 British Royal Marines Course BALTBAT
1993 – 1994 Estonian Officers Course

Work experience:

2010 – 2012 The Commandant of Baltic Defence College
2008 – 2010 Defence Attaché to US and Canada
2006 – 2007 Deputy Chief of General Staff
2005 – 2006 Chief of Staff of Estonian Land Forces, acting commander of Estonian Land Forces
2004 – 2005 Estonian Land Forces HQ Operations Officer (G3), acting Chief of Staff on duties of Land Forces Commander
2003 – 2004 Estonian Land Forces HQ Operations Officer (G3), Deputy Chief of Staff
2000 – 2003 NATO regional Headquarters staff officer, NATO RHQ CINCEASTLANT Northwood Headquarters London
1998 – 1999 Commanding Officer of Peace Operations Centre
1997 – 1998 Chief of Staff of Peace Operations Centre acting Commander
1996 – 1997 Second in Command of Estonian Contingency in South Lebanon, UNIFIL
1995 – 1996 Baltic Battalion Estonian company training officer
1993 – 1994 Lääne Viru Defence League district Chief of Staff
1991 – 1993 Manager, power engineering

Marital status:
married, 2 daughters