COL Romas PETKEVICIUS
Col. R. Petkevičius graduated from the Military Academy in Riga, Latvia in 1990 with a degree in engineering. He joined the Lithuanian Air Force in 1992 and held various positions from Chief Engineer at First Airbase in Šiauliai, Lithuania to Chief of the A4 branch of the Lithuanian Air Force. In 2000, Col. Petkevičius was appointed Director of the NATO Department at the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania. His responsibilities included interaction with NATO and national institutions in order to ensure Lithuania‘s preparation for NATO membership.
Later in his carrier, Col. R. Petekvičius was appointed to the position of Defense, Military, Air and Naval Attaché to the United States and Canada.
Next, Col. R. Petkevičius served as National Military Representative (NMR) of Lithuania to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).
Before his latest assignment Col. R. Petkevičius held the positions of Director of NATO ENSEC COE and later Director of armaments and C2 Systems Department, MOD, Lithuania.
1985-1990 Military Academy, Riga, Latvia.
1997-1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, USA.
2003-2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, USA.
1. 1992 –1997 Chief Engineer, First Air Base, Šiauliai, Lithuania.
2. 1998 –2000 Chief logistics planning section and later Chief of Logistics, Air Force HQ, Kaunas, Lithuania.
3. 2000 –2003 Director of NATO Department, MOD, Vilnius, Lithuania.
4. 2004 –2008 Defense, Military, Air and Naval Attaché to the United States and Canada.
5. 2008 –2011 LTU NMR to SHAPE.
6. 2011 –2012 Deputy Director of the ESC.
7. 2012 –May 2014 Director of NATO ENSEC COE.
8. May 2014 –July 2015–Director, Armaments and C2 Systems Department, MOD, Lithuania
9. August 2015 –Present –National Liaison Representative, Allied Command Transformation
The Order for Merits to Lithuania the Cross of Officer – 2004
U.S. Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) – 2010
Col. Romualdas Petkevičius was born on January 30, 1967 in Skuodas Lithuania. He is fluent in Lithuanian, English and Russian; can communicate in French. Among his hobbies are ultra-distance running, computers and technology, and beer sampling. Col. R. Petkevičius is married to Larisa (Petkevičienė) and has one adult son, Artūras.