Colonel PhD Engineer Dimitar Angelov KIRKOV

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




Director of   “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” Bulgarian Defense Institute

2016 – 2017

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

2010 – 2016

Deputy Director of “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov”  Bulgarian Defense Institute

2009 – 2010

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

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 “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College

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 “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College

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” , “G. S. Rakovski” National Military College (General-staff course)


European, international, national and departmental standardization 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”, “Vasil Levski” National Military University, 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