Baltic Defence College
|Motto||Ad securitatem patriarum (Latin: For the fatherlands’ security)|
|Established||25 February 1999|
|Approx. 50|
|Students||Approx. 80|
The Baltic Defence College (BALTDEFCOL) is a multinational military college, established by the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in 1999. It serves as a centre of strategic and operational research and provides professional military education to intermediate- and senior-level officers and government officials from the founding states, other member states of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries, as well as other European countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine.
The Baltic Defence College hosts roundtable seminars and major conferences annually, including a Cyber Conference and a Conference on Russian 'Power Projection'. The college's academic faculty also engage in personal research, generating a range of different articles, books and commentaries each year.
|Denmark||Brigadier general||Michael H. Clemmesen||1999–2004|
|Lithuania||Brigadier general||Algis Vaičeliūnas||2004–2007|
|Latvia||Brigadier general||Gundars Ābols||2007–2010|
|Estonia||Brigadier general||Meelis Kiili||2010–2012|
|Lithuania||Major general||Vitalijus Vaikšnoras||2012–2016|
|Latvia||Major general||Andis Dilāns||2016–2020|
|Estonia||Brigadier general||Ilmar Tamm||2020–present|
In May 2014 Tartu County Court found Baltic Defence College staff members, Finance Officer Jana Lundblad and Chief of Support Lt. Col. Indrek Paul - Rajamäe-Volmer, guilty of misappropriation of funds. They received suspended prison sentences.
- Estonian National Defence College
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