Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov
General of the Army, Vladimir Mikhailov in 2005
|Born||October 6, 1943
|Allegiance|| Soviet Union
|Service/branch||Russian Air Force|
|Years of service||1941—1993|
|Rank||General of the Army (OF-9)|
|Commands held||Russian Air Force|
|Battles/wars||First Chechen War 1994-195|
Commander-in-Chief since 21 January 2002.
Born in Kudinovo, Moscow oblast, Vladimir Mikhailov was educated at a local Machinery vocational school (1962), Yeysk Higher School of Pilots (gold degree, 1966), in 1966-1975 served in Taganrog-based air force regiment, extramural courses at Gagarin Air Force Academy(1975).
Throughout his Air Force career he served at numerous position including Dean of Borisoglebsk Air Force School of Pilots (from 1980 to 1985), deputy and first deputy commander Air Force Moscow Military District (1985–1989).
In 1991, he earned a degree at the General Staff Academy and was assigned to North Caucasus Military District as Air Force component commander, Air army commander.
In 1998, he assumed the office as deputy Air Force Commander-in-Chief.
Orders and decorations
Among numerous orders and decorations General of the Army Vladimir Sergeyevich Mikhaylov was awarded with:
- Hero of the Russian Federation (1996)
- Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR 3rd class (1982)
- Order "For Personal Courage" (1994)
- Order of Military Merit (Russia) (1985)
- Honoured Military Pilot of the USSR
- Honorary citizen of Yeysk (1998)
- Honorary citizen of Borisoglebsk (2000)
- Honorary citizen of Noginsky District (2014)
- Badge of honour of the governor of the Tver Oblast (Cross of the Holy Michael of Tver in 2004)
|Commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force
2002 – 2007
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