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Brigadier General Dumitru PUFU passed away

Dear all, 

With great sorrow, we must inform you that Brigadier General Dumitru PUFU passed away.

BG PUFU served as primary POC for Bucharest. As Head of delegation to various SEDM-CC and PMSC meetings, he always assisted the proceedings in a highly professional and cordial manner and he is fondly remembered by the SEDM Community.

The SEDM Chairmanship, as well as all members of our community who had the honor to work and collaborate with BG PUFU, would like to offer condolences to his family.

May Dumitru rest in peace.

A short CV follows:

Brigadier General Dumitru PUFU, who has died aged 56, served with Romanian Ministry of National Defence. 

After graduating the Engineering Officer School in 1984, he was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers. 

After commanding Engineer Squadrons at Constanta and Ramnicu Valcea from 1984 to 1991, he joined the Department for Defence Policy, where he was involved in the collective efforts for preparing the Romanian's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance. 

In 2000, he earned a Master's Degree in business administration focused on Defence Resource Management at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Between 2004 - 2008 he served as National Infrastructure Adviser with the Romanian Delegation to NATO.

In September 2012 he was appointed Head of International Defence Cooperation Directorate. From this position he headed the Romanian delegation to SEDM-CC and PMSC meetings.

In March 2016, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and retired from active duty.

Brig Gen PUFU was greatly respected by all who served with him. He readily delegated authority, appearing to allow his subordinates a very light rein, but in reality he would keep a very close eye on their performance.

Dumitru is survived by his wife Mihaela, son Andrei and daughter Delia.