joined the Austrian Armed Forces (AAF) in 1977 and graduated from the Theresian Military Academy as Army Reconnaissance Officer in 1981. His first assignment was as a Commander of a Reconnaissance Platoon, often patrolling along the Iron Curtain, followed by the assignment as Commander 3rd Reconnaissance Company of the AAF elite Reconnaissance Battalion.
is a command and staff officer with more than 25 years of experience as commander at various levels and as an operation and planning staff officer at the tactical and joint level. He was commissioned in 1995 as Second Lieutenant and his first appointment was in a field artillery battalion.
was born on 26 September 1972 in Zirc, Hungary.
He joined the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) as a conscript soldier in 1991. After finishing conscript service he continued his military career and was promoted to the rank of sergeant (OR-5) in 1992. He has served in a variety of progressively responsible positions at every echelon from squad to regiment in the Hungarian Defense Forces.