RF President Vladimir Putin signed out his latest military promotion list on this eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day.
For the MOD, one general-colonel, four general-lieutenants, and 17 general-majors. Only a single rear-admiral (ouch).
A quick scan follows.
Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin — really a civilian and responsible for military-technical cooperation and arms sales — put on his third star.
The four new general-lieutenants: Yuriy Korsachev worked in the General Staff’s Central Command Post as an O-6 just before he got his first star . . . Yuriy Lastochkin is Chief of EW . . . Vladimir Trishunkin is Deputy CINC of Aerospace Forces for Material-Technical Support (MTO, i.e. supply) . . . Igor Khristoforov worked in the GS CCP with Korsachev.
Some of the one-stars:
- Igor Griban is from VTA;
- Dmitriy Yevmenenko is chief of the higher military-engineering school in Tyumen;
- Aleksey Kiyashko served in the Baltic Fleet’s material-support directorate in 2013;
- Vladimir Koposov was Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet for MTO in 2014;
- Sergey Pobirokhin once commanded the 385th Artillery Brigade based at Totskoye;
- Vitaliy Razgonov is chief of the Novosibirsk higher military command school, known as the home of troop reconnaissance for the Russian Army;
- Boris Stepa commands the 53rd Air Defense Division on Kamchatka;
- Aleksandr Khanov is an armored vehicle service type;
- Ivan Dubik might be Russia’s “naval hero” of the Five-Day War with Georgia in 2008.
Watch for a deeper look later on . . . .
P.S. The National Guard got 3 two-stars and 11 one-stars this go round.