Darius Užkuraitis; Director -

Col Darius Užkuraitis


NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

  • Colonel Darius Užkuraitis started his military career in 1990. During his service time he has been fulfilling different jobs at tactical, operational and strategic level. He has graduated Lithuanian military academy, Baltic Defence College, NATO Defence College Senior Course 113 and Institute Des Hautes Études De Defense Nationale Senior Armaments Course SERA 29. He is a certified NATO planner, operations assessment SME and PRINCE II Practitioner. Colonel Darius Užkuraitis has been serving as COS/DCOM at the “Iron wolf” BDE for 2 years, then 3 years as “Iron wolf” BDE Commander. He has spent 4 years at Lithuanian Land Forces HQ as Head of G3 division (OPERATIONS and TRAINING) and also has more than 5 years’ experience working at the Lithuanian MOD as Capability planner and National armament director. Colonel Darius Užkuraitis has NATO ACO experience as he spent 7 years serving at NATO Operational level HQ. 2010-2013 he was leading Integrated Advisory Team (NATO CAG equivalent) at JFC Brunssum including deployment to ISAF mission as JFCBS LNO to ISAF HQ in 2012- 2013. From August 2017 till August 2021 Colonel Darius Užkuraitis has been serving at JFC Brunssum again, but this time as Operations assessment brunch head (Joint Assessment Division). Since August 2021 he has been appointed as NATO ENSEC COE director.