MGEN Göksel Sevindik
Major General Göksel Sevindik was appointed Chief of Staff for the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency on 1 April 2019.
Prior to joining the Agency, he served at the Turkish General Staff (TGS) in Ankara for ten years. First, he performed as CIAS Requirement and Concepts Branch head as of 2009. In 2015, he was promoted to Brigadier General and served as the Head of CIS Plans and Coordination Department. Later, he was appointed Head of CIS Division (J6) at the TGS from 2017 to 2019. He became Major General in August 2018.
From 2007 to 2009, he performed as Commander of the CIS Regime of the 3rd Corps (NRDC-T), in Istanbul.
Prior to assuming this position, he worked within the Alliance as Configuration Management and Quality Control Branch Head at the NATO CIS Support Agency (NCSA) in Mons, one of the legacy agencies that constituted the NCI Agency, from 2005 to 2007.
In 2003, he was assigned to the Army CIS School and Training Centre, in Ankara, as the Commander of Demonstrations and Exercises Battalion. In 2005, he was promoted to Colonel.
Between 2000 and 2003, he worked at NATO Consultation Command and Control Agency (NC3A), Brussels, as the National Technical Expert. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2002.
From 1985 to 2000, he served in various Commands. In 1985, he completed CIS Officer’s Basic Training Course at the Army CIS School, and assigned as a CIS Platoon Leader to the CIS Battalion of 39th Mechanized Division.
Promoted to the rank of first Lieutenant, he served as a CIS Platoon Leader at the CIS Company of Commando Brigade.
In 1989, he was assigned to Army CIS Battalion, and worked there as the CIS Company Leader and the Maintenance Company Leader until 1997. During this assignment, he was promoted to Captain in 1993.
In 1997, he completed the Signal Captains Career Course at the US Army Signal Center Fort Gordon. Upon completion of that course, he was assigned to the Army CIS School and Training Centre, in Ankara, as an instructor. In 1998, he was promoted to Major and assigned to the TGS as a staff officer.
He graduated from Military Academy in 1984 as an electric and electronic engineer, as well as a signal officer.
Major General Sevindik was born in Tuzla, Istanbul, in 1962. He is married and has a daughter.