Prof. Dr. Padányi József has been serving the military higher education for two and a half decades. In 1991 he received the scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and worked as a professor at the Zrínyi Miklós National Defence University’s Department of Engineering. Later, he fulfilled several leadership positions at the University. After the establishment of the National University of Public Service in 2012, Prof. Dr. Padányi was appointed Vice-Rector of Strategic and Institutional Development and since 1 January 2015, he is working as Vice-Rector for Science.
During today’s ceremony, János Áder promoted 4 other Generals to Lieutenant Generals and to Major Generals. Major General János Varga, coordination deputy of the Chief of Staff and Major General János Huszár, commander of the Joint Forces Command have been promoted to Lieutenant General. Brigadier General Sándor Dezső, Deputy Director General of the Military National Security Service and Brigadier General József Nagy, the other Deputy Director General of the Military National Security Service have been promoted to Lieutenant General. Parliamentary State Secretary and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Defence Tamás Vargha, Minister of State for Administrative Affairs dr. László Firicz and Deputy Chief of Staff dr. Zoltán Orosz also attended the solemn promotion ceremony.