Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday appointed Remigijus Bridikis as the deputy director of the State Security Department.
State Security Department
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

Bridikis will take the post on Tuesday.

After starting his career at the VIP Protection Department in 1995, Bridikis served in the Special Operations Forces and participated in three missions in Afghanistan. He was an officer at the NATO Special Operations staff. Since 2013, Bridikis was the Special Operations deputy chief for operations and training.

The new deputy director of the State Security Department holds a master's degree from the Vilnius Pedagogical University, has studied at the Baltic Defence College in Tallinn and has completed a number of special operations and counter-terrorism courses in Lithuania and abroad.

Bridikis filled the last vacant place of deputy director of the State Security Department. Grybauskaitė's former adviser Kęstutis Budrys also joined the team earlier in July after the president sacked Sigitas Butkus and Romualdas Vaišnoras in late June.

Other deputy directors include Akvilė Giniotienė and Alvydas Kunigėlis.

The department's new director Darius Jauniškis took the post in April, replacing Gediminas Grina in the position.

Under the Intelligence Law, the department's deputy directors are proposed by the director and appointed by the president.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuania reports rise in cyber attacks of high and medium importance

The number of cyber incidents of high and medium importance in Lithuania increased by 40 percent last...

Ministry to spend around 142 million euro on tactical vehicles

The Ministry of National Defence (KAM) has presented the US government an application for purchasing...

Lithuanian army acquires Javelin anti-tank missiles for 20 mln USD

The Lithuanian Army has acquired U.S.-made Javelin anti-tank missiles worth 20 million U.S....

Lithuania, Poland to sign new deals on defense cooperation

New Lithuanian-Polish agreements on defense will be signed during Lithuanian president Dalia...

Vytautas Bakas: ‘We need to be more receptive to the needs of servicemen’

The Committee on National Security and Defence of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania held a...