H.E. Raimonds Bergmanis
Raimonds Bergmanis became minister of defense in July 2015. Prior to this, he served as head of the Latvian delegation to the Baltic Assembly; deputy chairman of the Defense, Interior Affairs, and Corruption Prevention Committee; member of the Citizenship, Migration, and Social Cohesion Committee; and member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Security and Defense Commission. Bergmanis also worked in the Ministry of Defense in 2008 and 2009 as a senior desk officer for the Military Education Division and as an adviser to the State Secretary. Bergmanis has a master’s degree in sports pedagogy from the Latvian Academy of Sports Education. He speaks English and Russian.