Latvia: New Chief of Joint Staff of National Armed Forces appointed

The Latvian government has appointed Brigadier General Georgs Kerlins as the new Chief of the Joint Staff of the Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS), LETA reports. Kerlins will take up the post on 1 August 2024, replacing Major General Andis Dilans. Kerlins has served in the NBS since 1992, currently as Latvia’s military representative at NATO Allied Command Operations in Mons, Belgium. The current NBS commander, Leonids Kalnins, is due to retire in January 2025.