Commander of HQ MND-SE promoted to Major General

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BUCHAREST, Romania - Important day for the Commander of Headquarters Multinational Division South-East, Brigadier General Daniel Petrescu, who was promoted to the rank of Major General on the occasion of the National Day of Romania, celebrated on the 1st of December. The order, signed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis​, was read in front of all the personnel of this NATO​ headquarters.

”It is a great honor for me to come in front of you with my new rank. It happens in the same year when Romania is celebrating the Centenary of its Unity and in the same year when HQ MND-SE achieved its final operational capability. This promotion is not about me. This promotion is about this headquarters and I am very happy that it happens after one year and a half of hard working all together”, said Major General Daniel Petrescu. “With my new rank, I am getting more authority in all the interactions in NATO force structures and NATO command structures”, concluded the Commander of Headquarters Multinational Division South-East.

Invited to this solemn ceremony, Major General Vasile Toader, also promoted to this rank on the 1st of December, confessed that it is a privilege and an honor to participate at the promotion of his “brother in arms” and his dear friend and he recognized that HQ MND-SE is already a brand within NATO. “We all are very proud regarding what you done in this headquarters, the achievement of final operational capability, this March, had a huge echo in NATO. Everybody was satisfied by your hard work, outstanding results and your contribution to the success of this multinational division and also to the success of Multinational Brigade in Craiova”, concluded Major General Toader.

Major General Daniel Petrescu was appointed as the Commander of HQ MND-SE in August 2017. His professional experience includes prior appointments at tactical, operational and strategic level within the Romanian Armed Forces, NATO Headquarters, and in different theatres of operations.  From June 2013 to July 2016 he represented ROU CHOD as a National Liaison Representative to the HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He commanded 2nd Infantry Brigade „ROVINE” from August 2016 until April 2017 and later the Multinational Brigade South-East in Craiova. He has been deployed in several NATO, UN and Coalition operations, participating in all the theatres of operations where the Romania sent troops so far: Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Angola.