Major General Dorin TOMA
On June 6, 2022, MG Dorin TOMA was appointed as the Commander of Headquarters Multinational Division South-East after serving as Deputy Chief of the Romanian Land Forces Staff since April 2020.
Born on November 30, 1968, MG TOMA joined the military in 1983, as a cadet in the Military High School at the age of fourteen. Upon graduation from the Military Academy in 1990, he was commissioned as an Infantry Platoon Commander.
Between 1990 and 2000, MG TOMA was appointed to several leadership positions to include Infantry Platoon Commander, Infantry Company Commander and Operations Officer at various units. During his service as Infantry Platoon Commander and Infantry Company Commander, MG TOMA participated in two international missions, United Nations Mission UNAVEM III, Angola from 1995 to 1996, and OSCE Mission Operation ALBA, Albania in 1997.
Between 2002 and 2009, his other assignments included duties as Analysis Officer/Intelligence, Head of Planning/Intelligence, and Head of Lessons Learned/Planning at the Romanian Joint Operational Command.
Starting with 2009, MG TOMA was appointed as the 495th Infantry Battalion Commander, Head of Intelligence and Operations Branches at Land Forces Operational Component, 9th Mechanized Brigade Commander (2016-2018), and Romanian Land Forces Operational Component Deputy Commander (2018-2020).
During this time, MG TOMA deployed once to Iraq and three times to Afghanistan as Current Operations Officer in Iraq ANTICA BABILONIA, Italian Mission (2004 – 2005), as Team Commander at Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) in Afghanistan ISAF, NATO Mission (2009-2010), as Infantry Battalion Commander in Afghanistan ISAF, NATO Mission (2011-2012), and as Deputy DCOS OPS in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, NATO Mission (2019-2020).
In 2002, MG TOMA graduated from the National Defense University. In addition, in 2007 he fulfilled his master studies in “Executive Power and Public Administration” at the National School of Political and Administrative Sciences. MG TOMA’s military studies include the Joint Multinational Operations Advanced Course at the National Defense University (2008). In addition, in 2013 he graduated from the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and in 2014 the Postgraduate Course for Strategic Leadership in Intelligence (Joint level) at the National Defense University.
His awards and decorations include two Non-Article 5 medals related to NATO Operations in Afghanistan, the Land Forces Emblem of Honor, the General Staff of Defense Emblem of Honor, and the Romanian Armed Forces Emblem of Honor. In addition, he was awarded with Croce Commemorative per la missione militare di pace (Italy), Bronze Star Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal (USA).