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Kristjan Prikk Undersecretary for Defence Policy
Minister of Defence Jüri Luik appointed Kristjan Prikk as the Undersecretary for Defence Policy.
Prikk most recently served as the Director of National Security and Defence Coordination Unit at the Government Office of Estonia. Prikk has also worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and has led international cooperation in the Ministry of Defence.
He is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Tartu and holds a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Kristjan Prikk has completed conscript service, is a reserve officer and member of the Defence League.
Prikk will begin work at the Ministry of Defence starting from July.
The Undersecretary for Defence Policy heads international activity in the Ministry of Defence and develops collective defence policy. In this capacity he heads the work of the Policy Planning Department, the International Co-operation Department, and NATO and the European Union Department.
The Undersecretary will guide the Ministry of Defence during the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
By way of a competition, the Supervisory Board of the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) selected Sven Sakkov, who is currently serving as Director of the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, as the Centre’s new Director.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence presented retiring Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wilson, Commander of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence battalion battle group, with the Third Class Cross of Merit of the Ministry of Defence for his notable contribution to preparations for, and implementation of, the expanded Allied presence.