President promotes Estonian defense forces' chief of staff to brigadier general

  • 2019-02-20
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday promoted Chief of Staff of the Estonian defense forces Col. Veiko-Vello Palm to the rank of brigadier general.

The promotion was proposed by the commander of the defense forces, it appears from the website of the president.

Palm served as commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade from 2015 to 2018 and after that as deputy chief of staff of the defense forces. As the previous chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Martin Herem, took over as the commander of the defense forces, Palm became the new chief of staff in December 2018.