Yalçın Ataman

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Yalçın Ataman (* 1950 in Balıkesir ) is a former Turkish General of the Army (Türk Kara Kuvvetleri) , who among other things was Commander-in-Chief of the 3rd Army between 2010 and 2011, Commander-in- Chief of the 1st Army from 2011 to 2013 and most recently Commander between 2013 and 2014 the General Staff Academy was.


After attending school, Ataman completed an officer training course at the Army Academy ( Kara Harp Okulu ) , which he completed in 1969. After graduating from telecommunications school in 1970, he found employment as a telecommunications officer, logistics officer, platoon leader and company commander of various army units. Between 1978 and 1980 he was a graduate of the Army Staff Academy (Kara Harp Akademisi) and subsequently a staff officer as well as operations and training officer of the 46th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division, before becoming head of the Operations and Training Department of the 8th Infantry Division. He then moved to the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Forces of NATO in Europe SHAPE ( Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe ) in Mons , where he was an officer in the staff department for operations. After his return he was head of the operations and training department of the IX. Corps in Erzurum and the associated 29th Infantry Division and then Chief of Staff of the 29th Infantry Division and also Chief of Staff of the 29th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. After he was head of the training and teaching department in the department for training and organization of the General Staff of the Armed Forces , he became commander of the Kuleli Military High School ( Kuleli Askerî Lisesi ) , founded in 1845 .

After his promotion to Brigadier General (Tuğgeneral) in 1996, Ataman returned to the General Staff and was initially Head of Communication, then Head of Communication and Information Systems and finally Head of Communication, Electronic Information Systems and Planning Coordination. In 2000 he was promoted to major general (Tümgeneral) and appointed commander of the 21st  Gendarmerie Division in Yüksekova . He then worked again as head of the communications and information systems department at the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Forces of NATO in Europe ( SHAPE ) in Mons and, on his return, assistant to the State Secretary for Procurement and Construction at the Ministry of Defense (Millî Savunma Bakanlığı) .

In 2005 Ataman was promoted to lieutenant general (co- general ) as well as being appointed deputy commander of the General Staff Academy. He was then Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Defense, Commanding General of the III. Corps in Şişli and most recently head of the general planning department in the General Staff. In 2010 he was promoted to general (Orgeneral) and appointed on August 30, 2010 as the successor to General Saldıray Berk to commander in chief of the 3rd Army (Üçüncü Ordu) in Erzincan . He held this post until August 4, 2011 and was then replaced by General Ahmet Turmuş . He was then 4 August 2011 succeeded General HAYRI KIVRIKOĞLU as commander in chief of the Üsküdar lying Selimiye barracks stationed 1st Army (Birinci Ordu) and remained until August 30, 2013. This item, then again General Ahmet Turmus reiterated its Succeeded. Most recently, he took over from Lieutenant General Raif Akbaş as commander of the General Staff Academy (Harp Akademileri) of the Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri) on August 30, 2013 and practiced this until he was replaced by Abdullah Recep on August 30, 2014.

Ataman is married to Filiz Ataman and has one child.

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  • Entry in Kim Kimdir? (Page access on June 24, 2016)