COLONEL MUSTAFA ÖZGÜR TÜTEN

DIRECTOR, COE-DAT

Col Mustafa Özgür TÜTEN is the Director and Turkish senior national representative at the NATO Centre of Excellence for the Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) in Ankara, Turkey. As the Director, Colonel TÜTEN leads all aspects supporting the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in his effort to transform NATO in the field of counterterrorism.


Colonel TÜTEN graduated from the Turkish Military Academy as an Infantry Officer in 1991 and from the Infantry School in 1992. He served as platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander prior to his assignment at COE-DAT. Col TÜTEN is married to Aysun TÜTEN.


EDUCATION

1983 - 1987 Kuleli Military High School, İstanbul, High School Diploma

1987 - 1991 Turkish Military Academy, Ankara, Bachelor’s Degree in Operating Science


ASSIGNMENTS

1992 – 1995 Platoon Commander, 172nd Armored Infantry Brigade, Kahramanmaraş

1995 – 1997 Platoon Commander, 25th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Ardahan

1997 – 2002 Coy Commander, Land Force Academy, Ankara

2002 – 2005 Coy Commander, 3rd Army, Erzincan

2005 – 2007 Ops and Training Officer, 14th Armored Brigade, TRNC

2007 – 2009 Ops and Training Officer, 20th Armored Brigade, Şanlıurfa

2009 – 2011 Mechanized Infantry Bn Com, 20th Armored Brigade, Şanlıurfa

2011 – 2013 Bn Com, 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Iğdır

2013 – 2017 Acos INFOOPS and Stratcomad,NRDC-T, İstanbul

2017 – 2019 Military Attache to Cairo/EGYPT

2019           Director, COE-DAT, Ankara


MISSIONS

March - October 2013 National Support Element Commander, EUFOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING

2002       Physcological Ops Course, Germany

2005-2007   Master Degree - International Relationships, International Cyprus University

2016       NATO INFOOPS Officer Course, Germany


AWARDS

EUFOR Medal for Althea mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant, 30 August 1991

Lieutenant, 30 August 1994

Captain, 30 August 2000

Major, 30 August 2006

Lieutenant-Colonel, 30 August 2011

Colonel, 30 August 2013