CSM Alvydas Tamošiūnas

College Sergeant Major/Director of CSELC


CSM Tamošiūnas was born on 8th of April 1973. He was drafted into the Armed Forces of Lithuania as a conscript in 1994. After one year of service, he enlisted in the Armed Forces. Other duty assignments include: Squad Leader, Deputy platoon Commander, Platoon Commander, Signal platoon Commander, S2/3 SNCO, Chief of force protection of AF Air Base, Senior specialist for foreign engagements of AF Air base, Command Sergeant Major of AF Air defense battalion. He served a tour of three years in NATO HQ Brussels, Belgium. He was assistant for administration to Military representative of Permanent Lithuanian Delegation to NATO (to major general). CSM Alvydas Tamošiūnas was deployed to Afghanistan in a year 2013 for seven months tour as administrator of Air advisor team (AAT5 as part of USAF 438 AEW 738 AEAG) NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kandahar. As of 3rd August 2015, to the 8th of May 2023 he was a Chief Master Sergeant of Lithuanian Air Force – Command senior enlisted leader. CSM Alvydas Tamošiūnas is an author of number historical and military topical related articles that were published in history scientific volumes and in military and civilian periodical media.

CSM Tamošiūnas’ education includes training in military and civilian training facilities of Lithuania, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, and USA. He is a graduate of the USAF SNCO Academy in 2009 (class 09 D) and graduate of the Pilot CSEL course of the Baltic Defence College in 2019. CSM Tamošiūnas holds a History Master’s degree.

CSM Tamošiūnas awards and decorations include: Ministry of Defense Medal for Deployment on International Missions; Ministry of Defense Commemorative Medal of Lithuania's Accession to NATO; Armed Forces Medal of Merit; Armed Forces level Medal "For Outstanding Service"; Armed Forces level Medal "For Outstanding Service" (with Bronze Pillars); Medal of the Founding Volunteers of the Lithuanian Army; Badge "For Merit of People Security" of Firefighting Department to Ministry of the Interior of The Republic of Lithuania; NATO Air Policing Czech AF Detachment's Commemorative Medal; NATO ISAF Medal; Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal "100 Years for the Re-established Lithuanian Armed Forces", Lithuanian Armed Forces Medal for Merit. 

CSM Tamošiūnas was among the first senior enlisted leaders that US AF Air University enshrined as its leader graduates, along with officer alumni, into the Chief of Staff and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force International Honor Roll during a ceremony at the Maxwell Club, April 13, 2022 and later was also inducted on the International Honor Roll wall in the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Maxwell’s Gunter Annex, memorializing their accomplishments.


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