Viktor Borisovich Astapov was born December 9, 1962 in the town of Tikhoretsk Krasnodar region. In 1985, he graduated from the Ryazan Higher Airborne Command School. It has been a service path from platoon Parachute Regiment to commander Airborne Division.
In 1996, he graduated from the Military Academy. MV Frunze.
In 2009, at the end of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, was appointed deputy commander of the union in the Siberian military environment.
From January 2011 — Chief of Staff — Deputy Commander of the combined arms of the Southern Association Military Area.
From May 2012 — Commander of the combined arms of the Southern Association Military Area.
Has municipal services: the order "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR» III degree, "Courage", 5 medals.
He is married. Educates the offspring.