Colonel PhD Engineer Dimitar Angelov KIRKOV

Date and Place of Birth:   08th September 1964, town of Petrich




Director of the Defense Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”

2016 – 2017

Director of Directorate "Development of Armaments, Equipment, Supplies and Materials" in the Defense Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”

2010 – 2016

Deputy Director of the Defense Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”

2009 – 2010

Deputy Chief of the National Military College “G. S. Rakovski”

2008 – 2009

Chief of  “Analysis and regulations” in Directorate “Personnel” – General Staff

2007 – 2008

Chief of  “Equipment of the Genera troops” in Directorate "Logistics" – General Staff

2005 – 2007

Reserve Staff for appointment by the Minister of Defense

2004 – 2005

Training in the National Military College “G. S. Rakovski”

2003 – 2004

Chief of Department “Administrative provision, Personnel and Protocol” – “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College

2001 – 2003 г.

Chief of Department “Administrative provision and planning of the academic activities” – “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College

2000 – 2001

Chief of  “Organization and control of learning activity” in Department  “Learning Activity” – “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College

1996 – 1999

Acquired a doctoral degree in Department “Engineering troops”

1995 – 1996

Deputy Chief of staff for Combat Training in Engineering Regiment 

1993 – 1995

Training in the National Military College “G. S. Rakovski”

1991 – 1993

Commander of engineer-sapper company in Panzer Brigade 

1986 – 1991

Commander of road-building platoon in Panzer Brigade 


Education and Qualifications



Masters – “Strategic leadership of the defense and armed forces” (General-staff course)


European, international, national and departmental standardisation and basic principles and procedures in NATO” – Technical University of Sofia


French – Montreal, Canada


“Use of the information systems and technologies in administrative and management activities” - “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College


PhD – “Organization and Management of the Military Forces” Higher Attestation Committee - Specialized Scientific Council for Military Science


Masters – Command Staff, Operational-tactical, Engineering troops – “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College


Masters – “Engineering Troops – Road construction and bridges”, Civil Specialty “Transportation Construction with qualification Civil engineer” – National Military University “Vasil Levski” in Veliko Tarnovo


Foreign Languages

French – STANAG 6001 Level 2-2-2-2





Monetary and Substantive

Two awards “For faithful service under the Banners”

Award “For Excellent Service – First Degree”


Family Status

Married with three children