Lieutenant Colonel



Joint Air Power Competence Centre
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Lieutenant Colonel Florin Sandu graduated from the Romanian Air Force Academy in 2001, earning a bachelor’s degree in organizational management. He has held various positions throughout his career, including being a Tactical and Air Traffic Controller at the 71st Air Base Operation Centre in Câmpia Turzii, an Intercept Controller, and a Weapons Allocator for the Command and Reporting Centre. In Bucharest in 2017, he obtained his military college master’s degree, graduating from the Romanian National Defence University. His further responsibilities included serving as the Head of Operations and Training Branch (A3), leading the Air Operations Coordination Centre within MNC-SE in Sibiu, and acting as the Chief of Staff for the 71st AFB, also on various operational deployments. Since August 2023, Lieutenant Colonel Sandu has served as a staff officer for Plans, Concepts, Development & Vision within the ACE Branch at JAPCC Kalkar, Germany. In this capacity, he contributes his expertise to strategic planning and developing innovative concepts for the organization.

Information provided is current as of May 2024

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Strategic Horizons – Advancements in Air and Space for Deterrence and Defence

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Between 10 and 12 October 2023, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) conducted its most prestigious annual event, the Air and Space Power Conference, to enhance deterrence and defence as one of NATO’s core [...]

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