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Meelis Kiili

Ida-Viru County Electoral District

20 March 1965, Kiviõli
Married, two children

Education: Kiviõli Secondary School No. 1 in 1983; Estonian University of Life Sciences, agricultural energy engineering (equivalent to Master’s degree) 1991; United States Army War College, Master in Strategic Studies 2011

Career: Rakvere Forestry, electrical engineer 1991–1993; Estonian Defence League, Lääne-Viru Unit, Chief of Staff 1993–1994; Baltic Battalion (BALTBAT), Estonian Company, Training Officer 1995–1996; United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Second in Command of Estonian Contingency 1996–1997; Estonian Defence Forces: Peace Operations Centre, Chief of Staff 1997–1998, Commanding Officer 1998–1999, Land Forces Headquarters Operations Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff 2003–2004, Operations Officer, acting Chief of Staff and Land Forces Commander 2004–2005, Chief of Staff, acting Commander of Estonian Land Forces 2006–2006, Deputy Chief of General Staff 2006–2007; NATO Regional Headquarters EASTLANT, Staff Officer in London 2003–2004; Defence Attaché to US and Canada 2008–2010; Commandant of Baltic Defence College 2010–2012; Commander of Estonian Defence League 2012–2019; Estonian Military Representative at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 2019–2022

Party affiliation: Estonian Reform Party 2022–

Membership in representative bodies: 15th Riigikogu

Awards: White Cross of the Estonian Defence League, 1st Class 2019

Other activities: Estonian Sports Association Kalev, President 2014–2022, honorary member; Estonian Hunters’ Society; Viru Rotary Club

Hobbies: reading, hunting

19.04.2023

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  • Kaitseliidu seaduse muutmise ja sellega seonduvalt teiste seaduste muutmise seaduse eelnõu (335 SE) kolmas lugemine

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