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Ahmet Ajeti


Colonel Ahmet Ajeti is a graduate of the College of International Security Affairs at National Defense University, in Washington DC.

2014-2021 Colonel Ahmet Ajeti, has served as Kosovo Defense and Security  Attaché, at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels.

While covering NATO political and practical cooperation with the Republic of Kosovo, and its institutions, Colonel Ajeti was the focal point of contact and coordination between all levels of NATO and Kosovo’s key leadership and institutions.

 Among key achievements during this period is the advancement of the practical and political cooperation between Kosovo and NATO, including involvement in negotiation and development of the Enhanced Interaction – the current framework of Kosovo-NATO cooperation. He has also developed the plan for further advancement of this cooperation and coordinated with key NATO national delegations to treat at the partner level Kosovo’s cell of the future Delegation to NATO.  Colonel Ajeti has coordinated tens of visits and exchanges between Kosovo and NATO leadership.

During his time in Brussels, Colonel Ajeti has also served as prime security and military advisor for the Kosovo Ambassadors to the Kingdom of Belgium and to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

In addition to NATO cooperation, Colonel Ajeti was tasked with the responsibility to further develop bilateral cooperation with the Belgian MoD and Armed Forces, as well as the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
April 2009-September 2013 Ahmet has worked with the United States Department of Defense as Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Humanitarian Assistance Program Manager. In this capacity, Ahmet has coordinated and managed millions of USD worth of military equipment and training, and humanitarian assistance.

Before moving to the US Office of Defense Cooperation in 2009, Ahmet served as Deputy Commander, Professional Development Center, TRADOC, Kosovo Security Force.

 After moving to a new job with U.S. DoD, he remained part of the Kosovo Security Force Active Reserve component, appointed as Military Advisor to the Land Forces Commander.

2004-2008 He served as the Foreign Languages Branch Chief, Kosovo Protection Corps Training and Doctrine Command. During this period of time, Ahmet has also taught as a part-time lecturer at the New Age Foreign Languages School in Prishtina. 

During  2003-2004, as KPC Advisor to Kosovo Protection Corps Coordinator (Major General Andrew Cummings (UK)), Colonel Ajeti advised MG Cummings on a range of issues, from Kosovo security threats and challenges to Kosovo Protection Corps development, its personnel, training, and equipment.

2000-2003 Ahmet served in various positions at Kosovo Protection Corps Zone IV Search and Rescue Units.

Colonel Ajeti holds a degree from the University of Pristina, as well as various certificates and diplomas from the KPC, US Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Croatian Defense Academy and holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Strategic Security Studies, from the U.S. National Defense University.

Ahmet is married with two children. His hobbies are football, hiking, and reading.

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