CAM Constantin Ciorobea

Naval Operational Component Commander and Deputy Chief of Staff, Romanian Naval Forces

He was born on the 9th of December, 1960, in the village of Ceptura, Prahova county. He graduated the "A.I. ciorobeaCuza " Military High-school, in Constanta and, in 1983, the “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Institute.

In the first decade of his career he held various functions onboard missile carrier ships within the Division of Missile Carrier Division, in Mangalia.

Between 1993-1995, he was an officer - Student of the Command, General Staff and Naval Military Technical Academy in the “Mircea cel Batran” Naval Academy. Upon graduation he was appointed head of research at anti submarine ships brigade, and in 1997 he was promoted to Staff of the Navy, where he held various positions, from head office to head of department.

After Romania joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, between 2004-2007, he was part of the first series of Romanian officers who held NATO positions and served as deputy chief of information operations section of JFC NAPLES NATO headquarters in Italy.

During his tenure, he coordinated information operations activities within NATO operation "Active Endeavour" in the Mediterranean and in the theater of operations in Kosovo, attended the JFC NAPLES certifications within 05 JAVELIN NOBLE exercises, Canary Islands / Spain and STEADFAST JACKPOT 2007 as chief Information operations Coordination Cell and led teams training INFOOPS NATO's Allied Air Component Command headquarters Izmir HQ Allied Land Component Command HQ Madrid, Istanbul TUR-HQ NRDC. He also participated as an associate professor at the NATO School in Oberammergau, contributing in particular to the development of the concept of information operations in NATO.

His outstanding activity during the NATO command period was acknowledged by letters of appreciation received from Commander CC AIR Izmir, Lieutenant General (U.S. Air Force), Maurice L. McFann, the Head J3-Operaţii/JFC NAPLES - Brigadier General (U.S. Army), Richard R. McPhee and Head of Training and Education at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Col. Federico Maria Pellegatti.

In 2008, he was appointed Chief of Staff at Naval Operational Command, and in 2010, commander of Naval Operations. In 2012, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff Training and Doctrine of the Navy. In February 2014 he was appointed Head of Training and Doctrine.

In January 2015 he was appointed Deputy of Chief of Romanian Naval Forces.

Throughout his career he developed his professional training by graduating the course on "Surface Warfare Officers School Command, SACLANT HQ / NEW PORT USA, in 1999; The British Romanian Joint Staff Course, in 2001, the Peace Support Operation Course, in 2002, at the PfP Regional Training Center, the College of International and Security Studies "GC Marshall "Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Executive Program for International and Security Affairs / Germany, in 2003, the courses" NATO Conventional Targeting Course "and" NATO Senior Officer INFOOPS Course and Command and Control Warfare "in 2005, at the NATO School in OBERAMMERGAU / Germany.

In July 2009, he defended his Ph.D. thesis at the "Carol I" National Defence University and obtained his doctorate under the guidance of Professor Marius Hanganu PhD in Military Science and Intelligence.

Between 2010 - 2011, when our country took over the command of the Black Sea Naval Group BLACKSEAFOR, composed of riparian countries vessels, Captain Constantin Ciorobea held the Black Sea Naval Group leadership position.

He had a significant contribution to projects and programs undertaken by the Romanian Navy, as part of the national exercise "BICAZ 2011" held at Capu Midia launch site, and to COOPERATIVE PARTNER international exercises in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Also, since 2007, he has been coordinating the planning process on the Romanian Naval Forces participation in NATO operation Active Endeavour operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR and EU ATALANTA and transport mission materials and military equipment in Kuwait.

He contributed to the regional naval cooperation and participated in numerous international conferences and meetings on Black Sea security issues and formal meetings with delegations of navies of NATO and partner states.

His military career achievements have been recognized through the awarding of orders and medals, including: the 'Maritime Virtue ", Knight order, the insignia for the military, conferred by the President of Romania, in 2002; the Emblem of Merit "Military Science" Class I, granted by the Minister of Defence, in 2008; Emblem of Honor of Navy Staff, awarded by the Navy Chief of Staff , in 2008; the Order "Maritime Virtue" in the rank of Officer, the insignia for the military, conferred by the President of Romania, in 2010; the Emblem "Romanian Army honor" with peace insignia, granted by the Minister of Defence, in 2011; the Emblem "BLACKSEAFOR / COMBSF" granted by the Joint Committee of Navy Chiefs in the Black Sea in 2011.

Rear Admiral (LH) Constantin Ciorobea is married and has a son.

He is fluent in English and good in Russian.


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