Sergei SurovikinCommander of the Aerospace Forces
Born on 11 October 1966 in Novosibirsk.
In 1987, he graduated from the Omsk Higher Combined-Arms Command School, later with honours from the Military Academy named after M.V. Frunze and the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Federation’s Armed Forces.
From June 2004, he commanded the 42nd Guards division, stationed in the territory of the Chechen Republic. In November 2008, he was appointed the Chief of the Main Operational Administration of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces; from January 2010, he served as the Chief of Staff of the Volga-Urals Military District and later the Central Military District.
From April 2012, he served in the central bodies of the RF Ministry of Defence.
In October 2012, S. Surovikin was appointed the Chief of Staff / First Deputy Commander of the Eastern Military District.