Maj. Gen. Iulian Berdilă
Maj. Gen. Iulian Berdilă assumed the position of Strategic Planning in September 2017 and starting with 20th of August 2019 he was assigned to take command of the Headquarters Multinational Division South.
He is an experienced military officer whose professional expertise spans many of the most important activities in the field of defence, including strategic planning, operational units and military educational institutions. From 2015, he is commander of the 81st Mechanized Brigade. For his service, joint and multinational staff assignments, Berdilă served as the chief of staff and deputy chief of staff for operations in the 2nd Infantry Division, coalition operations planner in Multi-National Force Iraq, G-5 for the Land Component Command, Aide-de-Camp for the Chief of the Romanian General Staff, NATO integration planner for the Romanian Land Forces and fire support officer for the 2nd Infantry Battalion. 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. Berdilă graduated the English Language Course of the US Defense Language Institute in 1996.
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.