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Jānis Garisons

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State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
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Jānis Garisons
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Mr. Garisons is the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia since August 2015. Before taking up this post Mr.Garisons was the Undersecretary of State –Policy Director. He has been working at the Ministry of Defence since September 2005. Being promoted for several positions, including the Deputy Director of Crisis Management and Mobilisation Department, the Director of Crises Management Department, and the Policy Director, Mr. Garisons has acquired notable experience and knowledge in the defense policy, defence planning and crises management. Before joining the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Garisons worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from June 1996 until September 2005 and was posted at the Embassy in Norway. Mr. Garisons has Master degree in History from the University of Latvia and Master degree in Strategic Studies in the U.S. Army War College. In 2007 he has received a State Award.