State Adviser – Department for National Security – Supreme Council of National Defence Secretariat
Mihai Şomordolea (born 1966) is a graduate of the Higher Military Studies Academy in Bucharest.
He has a bachelor degree in juridical sciences from the University “Lucian Blaga” in Sibiu and a PhD “cum laude” in military sciences.
Between 2008 and 2015 he was chief of the Supreme Council of National Defence Secretariat and on 9 March this year he was appointed Secretary of the Supreme Council of National Defence.
He served in NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) missions and he was a Senior National Representative of Romania in Kosovo Theatre of Operations (2007-2008). He has served in the Ministry of Defence since 1987, rising through the ranks from lieutenant to major general. Between 2003-2006 he was chief of the Bureau of Planning, Organising and Developing Representation Activities in the General Staff and Officer 1 within the General Staff Secretariat.
He was an associate professor at the Military Technical Academy and a military professor at the Security and National Defence Department of the National Defence University “Carol I”.
Since 2008, he was chief of the Supreme Council of National Defence Secretariat. Mihai Şomordolea took part in numerous training courses, including a NATO course on peacekeeping operations (Oberammergau, Germania, 2007).
For his outstanding merits, he was awarded the Emblem of Honour of the Romanian Armed Forces (2008), the Emblem of Honour of The General Staff (2010), the Commemorative Cross of Italy for the military peace mission in Kosovo (2008), as well as the Faithful Service National Order in the rank of Commander (2014).
Mihai Șomordolea was appointed State Adviser on 9 March 2015.