Brigadier General Dan-Paul Iamandi has taken over this Monday the command of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) in the presence of head of the Department for Emergency Situations Dr. Raed Arafat. Paul-Dan Iamandi succeeds Col. Eng. Daniel-Marian Dragne whose secondment to the position of IGSU Inspector General has run to end on February 4 and who returns to the position of first deputy to the Inspector General he has been holding since 2014, IGSU said in a release.
The change at the IGSU helm is the result of the running out of the maximum period of one year set forth in the statutes of military staff over which an officer may temporarily fulfill the responsibilities of another vacant position by secondment.
Paul-Dan Iamandi will ensure command continuity at the helm of the institution as per the decision of the Prime Minister issued following the proposal of the Minister of Internal Affairs; Iamandi was authorized to fulfill the responsibilities of IGSU Inspector General for a six-month period.
Paul-Dan Iamandi has been serving since 2011 as chief inspector with the Iasi County "Mihail Grigore Sturza" Inspectorate for Emergency Situations.
Having more than 27 years as an officer under his belt, Iamandi has held various positions in the coordination of operational staff, the implementation of civil protection measures, managing county-wide emergency prevention activities and exercising the command of the military unit.
The new IGSU Inspector General is a 1990 graduate of the Brasov-based Military School of Active Anti-aircraft Artillery, Missiles and Radiolocation Officers; he continued his training in emergency management as well as in the strategic management of internal affairs.
He also holds a law degree from the University of Iasi and a master's degree in environmental management.