Patapenka Siarhej

Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus
Alternative spelling 
Patapenka Siarhei, Potapenko Sergei
Belarusian Ministry of Defence

Since 2002 served as commander of a tank platoon and tank company commander.
Then he completed his military service in the 72nd Guards joint training centre training ensigns and junior specialists in various staff and command positions, starting as a senior officer to the Chief of the Training Division at the 72nd Guards Training Centre.
In 2008 was appointed Deputy Commander of the North-Western Operational Command Unit.
From August 2010 to June 2015 - was Commander of the Western Operational Command Unit.
From June 2015 - Head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
On 12th January 2016 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus.

Position held since 
Year of birth 
Region of birth 
Minsk region
Suvorov Military School in Minsk, V.I. Lenin Ulyanovsk Guards Higher Tank Command School, Marshal R. Y. Malinovsky Military Academy of Armoured Forces, Faculty of the General Staff of the Military Academy of the Republic of Belarus
Last updated 17.02.2016
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