The new Chief of Staff was Valery Gerasimov. His candidature was approved on November 9, President Vladimir Putin of the Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu. On it informs RIA announcements.
Gerasimov previously served as commander of the Central Military neighborhood. BACKGROUND Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov has submitted his resignation. On Friday, Putin dismissed him from military service.
Nominating a new chief, Shoigu referred Gerasimov "military man to the root of the hair," pochetaemym in the army, with extensive experience in the General Staff and in the field. Defense Minister added that Gerasimov have combat experience.
In addition, 9 November, the President declared the new Deputy Minister of Defense. First deputy Shoigu was Arkady Bahini, formerly commander of the Western Military Area. Oleg Ostapenko, dismissal of the head of the army aerospace defense, now is the deputy head of the Defense Ministry.
The commander of the Central Military Area, Colonel-General Valery V. Gerasimov was born September 8, 1955 in the town of Kazan.
In 1977 he graduated from the Kazan Higher Tank Command School in 1987 — the Military Academy of Armored Forces Russian Marshal Malinovsky, in 1997 — the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
He commanded a platoon, company, battalion in the Northern Group of Forces in the Far Eastern Military environment.
Since 1987, he served as chief of staff and commander of a tank regiment, chief of staff Infantry Division in the Baltic military environment.
From 1993 to 1995 year — Commander of the Infantry Division in North-Western Group of Forces.
Since 1997, Valery Gerasimov was first deputy army commander in the Metropolitan military environment, the deputy commander, chief of staff and commander of the 58th Army of the North Caucasus military environment.
From 2003 to 2005 year — Chief of Staff of the Far Eastern Military Area.
Since 2005 — chief The Head of the Combat Training and Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, with the December 2006 — chief Staff of the North Caucasus Military Area.
In December 2006, he became commander of the Leningrad Military Area, and in February 2009 — the military commander of the Metropolitan Area.
December 23, 2010 was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
April 26, 2012 Valery Gerasimov was appointed commander of the Central Military neighborhood.
November 9, 2012, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu presented to President Vladimir Putin commander of the Central Military Area Valery Gerasimov as the new chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov instead
He was awarded the Order "For military decorations", "For the awards to the Fatherland" IV degree, "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" III degree and medals.