New Commander Takes Over Bulgaria's Land Forces

Politics » DEFENSE | August 31, 2010, Tuesday // 18:34
Bulgaria: New Commander Takes Over Bulgaria's Land Forces Bulgaria's new land forces commander Stefan Vasilev took over at a special ceremony. Photo by Defense Ministry

Major-General Stefan Vasilev has formally taken over the command of the land forces of the Bulgarian Army at a special ceremony.

Vasilev is replacing Lieutenant-General Ivan Dobrev, who will be retiring, announced the Defense Ministry.

Major-General Stefan Vasilev is a graduate of the Vasil Levski Military University in Veliko Tarnovo; through his career, he has climbed the military ranks from a platoon commander to a general.

The first deputy commander of the Bulgarian land forces was also replaced – Brigade General Neyko Nenov took over from Major-General Dimitar Dimitrov.

During Tuesday’s ceremony Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Anyu Angelov awarded the outgoing commanders and several other retiring senior officers with St. George order, first degree, for their service to the Bulgarian Army.

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