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Artur Tiganik
File:File:U.S. Army Europe Combined Forces Land Component Command Seminar (7632707656).jpg
Tiganik (right) at the U.S. Army Europe Combined Forces Land Component Command seminar
Born 13 January 1971(1971-01-13) (age 51)
Place of birth Tallinn, Estonia
Allegiance  Estonia
Service/branch Estonian Defence Forces
Years of service 1992–present
Rank ES-Army-OF6.png Brigadier General
Commands held
Awards EST Order of the Cross of the Eagle 4th Class BAR.png 4th Class of the Order of the Cross of the Eagle

Artur Tiganik (born 13 January 1971) is an Estonian Brigadier General who served as the Deputy Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces. He previously served as the Commander of the Estonian Land Forces.[1]

Biography

Tiganik was born in Loksa, Estonia. After graduating from the Basic Officers' course in Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School, he returned to Estonia and commanded units from platoon level up to battalion of the Kalev Infantry Battalion since 1992 to 2000. After graduating from Baltic Defence College, he continued his career as Commander of the Scouts Battalion from 2001 to 2004. In 2005, he was appointed to the ISAF mission in Afghanistan as a CJ3 Staff Officer. Between 2005 and 2006, Tiganik was Chief of the Training Department in the Estonian National Defence College. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Brigade Commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade.

From 2009 to 2012, Tiganik served as the Chief of Staff of the Estonian Land Forces and in 2012 he was promoted to the position of Commander. On 1 August 2014, Artur Tiganik was appointed Deputy Chief of the Estonian Defence Forces.[2]

Awards and decorations

Estonian awards and decorations
EST Order of the Cross of the Eagle 4th Class BAR.png Order of the Cross of the Eagle with swords, 4th Class
EST Distinguished Service Decoration of the EDF.png Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence Forces
EST Order of Merit of the Estonian Defence Forces.png Meritorious Service Cross of the Estonian Defence Forces
EST Memorial Medal 10 Years of the Re-Established Defence Forces.png 10 Years of the Re-Established Estonian Defence Forces Medal
EST Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence League.png Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence League
NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar v2.svg NATO Medal
EST MoD Medal of Participants in International Military Operations.png Ministry of Defence Medal of Participants in International Military Operations

Effective dates of promotion

Promotions
Insignia Rank Date
Maaväenooremleitnant.png Second Lieutenant 1992
Maaväeleitnant.png Lieutenant 21 June 1993
Maaväekapten.png Captain 19 February 1996
Maaväemajor.png Major 18 June 1999
Maaväekolonelleitnant.png Lieutenant Colonel 12 June 2003
Maaväekolonel.png Colonel 16 June 2008
Maaväebrigaadikindral2.png Brigadier General 5 February 2015[3]

Personal life

In addition to Estonian, Tiganik is fluent in English and Russian. He is married and has one daughter.

References

External links

Military offices
Preceded by
Indrek Sirel
Commander of the Estonian Land Forces
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Position established
Deputy Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Indrek Sirel

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