Leadership

COMMANDER

Major General Iulian BERDILA

MG Iulian BERDILĂ assumed the position of Headquarters Multinational Division South-East Commander in August 2019.

He is a native of Galaţi, Galaţi County and graduated the Field Artillery Officer School in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Romanian Land Forces Academy, a Master of Military Arts and Science degree in Theater Operations from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies since 2005 and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the US Army War College since 2014.

His military education also includes the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2004, the US Army Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course in 2000 and the US Army Officer Basic Course in 1996.

MG Berdilă’s previous command assignments include Strategic Planning Directorate Command 2017-2019, the 81st Mechanized Brigade Commander, the 2nd Infantry Battalion Commander. His operational experience includes deployments in Iraq as 2nd Infantry Division Coalition operations planner in Multi-National Force Iraq and in Afganistan as the Battalion Commander with 1st Mechanized Brigade in Zabul Province in 2011 (ISAF).

For his service, joint and multinational staff assignments, MG Berdilă served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in the 2nd Infantry Division, G-5 for the Land Component Command, Aide-de-Camp for the Chief of the Romanian General Staff and NATO integration planner for the Romanian Land Forces.

His awards and decorations include the Honor of Romanian Army (war signs) Emblem, the Honor of Romanian Army (in peacetime) Emblem, the In Service of Peace Merit Emblem and the Land Forces’ Honor Emblem.  His allied and multinational awards and decorations are the NATO Non-Article V Medal, the US Bronze Star and the US Army Commendation Medal.

He and his wife have been married for over twenty five years, and they have one son.