Sīktēls

Jānis Garisons

State Secretary

Date of birth
Citizenship
Latvian
Languages
English, Russian, Norwegian, French

Education

2012. – 2014.
US Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies
06.2003.
Course ELOQUENT NUGGET 03
09.1998. – 07.1999.
International Training Course Geneva Centre for Security Policy
1996
Training course for young diplomats
Clingendal Institute, The Hague
1990. –1996.
University of Latvia, Master of History

Experience

Since 2015
State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Latvia
03.2013. – 08.2015.
Undersecretary of State-Policy Director, Ministry of Defence of Latvia
01.2009. – 03.2013.
Policy Director, Ministry of Defence of Latvia
08.2007. – 01.2009.
Director of Crises Management Department, Ministry of Defence of Latvia
09.2005. – 08.2007.
Deputy Director of Crises Management and Mobilisation Department, Ministry of Defence of Latvia
09.2005. – 09.2004.
Director of the Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
09.2004. – 09.2005.
NATO and EU Security division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
10.2002. – 09.2003.
Head of the Regional Co-operation and Arms Control Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
12.1999. – 10.2002.
First Secretary, Embassy of Latvia in Norway
09.1997. – 12.1999.
Head of the Division for Russia and CIS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
05.1996. – 09.1997.
Senior Desk Officer of the Division for Russia and CIS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia